Lucian Freud Show Is Most Popular Exhibit in National Portrait Gallery History

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Lucian Freud. Photo by Stephan Agostini (Courtesy Getty Images).

The exhibition of portraits by Lucian Freud, who died last year, has drawn 175,000 visitors to London’s National Portrait Gallery, making it the most successful show in the institution’s history.

There are 100 works in the exhibit, including the painting Freud was working on when he died. It features the painter’s assistant posing with his dog. It remained unfinished when Freud passed away last July.

The gallery, according to the Telegraph, will stay open until midnight May 24-26 to accommodate more visitors in the exhibition’s final days.