This poem is taken from Stand 222, 17(2) May - June 2019.

Antony Nicholls Poem

On Self-Portaiture

An unusual case is Lucian Freud’s work from the early years
when no one would sit for him, his portraits of inanimade objects,
a Chelsea bun, shagpile rugs and a taxidermist’s spider monkey
which he treated as self-reflections shape-shifted onto canvas.  
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