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Lucien Freud's last work to go on display
Lucien Freud's unfinished last painting to go on display for first time in London
By The Associated Press

LONDON (AP) ' The last work by Lucien Freud will be shown for the first time as part of an exhibition in London showcasing the late realist painter's portraits.

Freud was painting the piece, "Portrait of the Hound 2011," shortly before he died on July 20 at the age of 88.

London's National Portrait Gallery says the unfinished nude showing Freud's assistant with his dog will be among the more than 100 works to go on display in a show opening in February 2012.

The gallery said Tuesday the show, called Lucien Freud Portraits, is the result of years of planning between the gallery and Freud.

It says the exhibition will focus on Freud's portraiture and rarely-seen paintings of the artist's lovers, family and friends.

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