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Two Men
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Two Men 1987 - 1988

On Display Modern One

Freud began this painting while working on a full-length double portrait of the same two men in which the naked figure is standing. He became so absorbed in this work that he temporarily put aside the larger painting. As in many of Freud's paintings, the scene at first seems peaceful but is fraught with underlying tension. The pose of the clothed man who gently rests his hand on the other's calf looks casual, yet is slightly provocative.


  • Acc. No. GMA 3410
  • Medium Oil on canvas
  • Size 106.70 x 75.00 cm (framed: 122.00 x 90.40 x 10.00 cm)
  • Credit Purchased 1988