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Interview: Frank Auerbach

Frank Auerbach, “one of the greatest artists working today,” takes inspiration from Euclid's theorems

By Jay Elwes   August 2012
















Head of Jake, 1998: “the head seems to materialise out of a storms of lines and colour, giving a sense of psychological intensity.”

Frank Auerbach, now 81, has painted at his studio at Mornington Crescent in London for more than 50 years, to a strict daily schedule. His close friends, Lucian Freud and Francis Bacon, dominated British and international painting. Despite his lower profile, Auerbach’s work has been in great demand. In June, eight of…

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