Frank Auerbach

British, b. 1931

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Known for paintings marked by an immediately recognizable thick, nearly grotesque impasto, Frank Auerbach creates visceral, fluid works that capture the essence of a person or place. Sent to England to escape Nazism as a child, Auerbach rarely …

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£3.7m, Christie's, 2017
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J.Y.M. in the Studio III, 1964
Sold on Oct 22, 2020
£982,500
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Painting
oil on board
68.9 x 48.3cm
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£982,500
Auction Sale
Oct 22, 2020
Christie's
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FRANK AUERBACH (B. 1931) _J.Y.M. in the Studio III_ oil on board 27 x 19in. (68.9 x 48.3cm.) Executed in 1964
J.Y.M. in the Studio III, 1964
oil on board
Oct 22, 2020
Christie's
£982,500
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68.9 x 48.3cm
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Oct 22, 2020
Christie's
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£982,500
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FRANK AUERBACH (B. 1931) _J.Y.M. in the Studio III_ oil on board 27 x 19in. (68.9 x 48.3cm.) Executed in 1964
William Feaver Seated, 2005
Sold on Sep 25, 2020
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oil on canvas
66 x 56.2cm
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Sep 25, 2020
Christie's
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**FRANK AUERBACH (B. 1931)** _William Feaver Seated_ **** oil on canvas 26 x 22 1/8in. (66 x 56.2cm.) Painted in 2005
William Feaver Seated, 2005
oil on canvas
Sep 25, 2020
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66 x 56.2cm
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Sep 25, 2020
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**FRANK AUERBACH (B. 1931)** _William Feaver Seated_ **** oil on canvas 26 x 22 1/8in. (66 x 56.2cm.) Painted in 2005
Reclining Head of Gerda Boehm, 1980-1981
Sold on Sep 25, 2020
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oil on board
45.7 x 49.5cm
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Sep 25, 2020
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**FRANK AUERBACH (B. 1931)** Reclining Head of Gerda Boehm oil on board 18 x 19 1/2in. (45.7 x 49.5cm.) Painted in 1980-1981
Reclining Head of Gerda Boehm, 1980-1981
oil on board
Sep 25, 2020
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45.7 x 49.5cm
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Sep 25, 2020
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**FRANK AUERBACH (B. 1931)** Reclining Head of Gerda Boehm oil on board 18 x 19 1/2in. (45.7 x 49.5cm.) Painted in 1980-1981
Self Portrait at 34, 1961-1965
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Work on Paper
oil and charcoal on paper
73.7 x 55.8cm
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Sep 25, 2020
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FRANK AUERBACH (B. 1931) _Self Portrait at 34_ oil and charcoal on paper 29 x 22in. (73.7 x 55.8cm.) Executed in 1961-1965
Self Portrait at 34, 1961-1965
oil and charcoal on paper
Sep 25, 2020
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73.7 x 55.8cm
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Sep 25, 2020
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FRANK AUERBACH (B. 1931) _Self Portrait at 34_ oil and charcoal on paper 29 x 22in. (73.7 x 55.8cm.) Executed in 1961-1965
J.Y.M. Seated in the Studio III, 1988
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oil on board
76.5 x 40.5cm
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Sep 25, 2020
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**FRANK AUERBACH (B. 1931) ** _J.Y.M. Seated in the Studio III _ oil on board 30 x 16in. (76.5 x 40.5cm.) Painted in 1988
J.Y.M. Seated in the Studio III, 1988
oil on board
Sep 25, 2020
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76.5 x 40.5cm
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Sep 25, 2020
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**FRANK AUERBACH (B. 1931) ** _J.Y.M. Seated in the Studio III _ oil on board 30 x 16in. (76.5 x 40.5cm.) Painted in 1988
Swings, 1953
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oil on board
101.6 x 127cm
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Sep 25, 2020
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**FRANK AUERBACH (B. 1931)** _Swings_ signed and dated 'AUERBACH 53' (upper right); signed, inscribed and dated 'FRANK AUERBACH/2 THE STUDIO/4 ALBERT STREET,/N.W.1/SWINGS 1952 NOT PREVIOUSLY EXHIBITED' (on an artist's label affixed to the reverse) oil on board 40 x 50in. (101.6 x 127cm.) Painted in 1953
Swings, 1953
oil on board
Sep 25, 2020
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101.6 x 127cm
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Sep 25, 2020
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**FRANK AUERBACH (B. 1931)** _Swings_ signed and dated 'AUERBACH 53' (upper right); signed, inscribed and dated 'FRANK AUERBACH/2 THE STUDIO/4 ALBERT STREET,/N.W.1/SWINGS 1952 NOT PREVIOUSLY EXHIBITED' (on an artist's label affixed to the reverse) oil on board 40 x 50in. (101.6 x 127cm.) Painted in 1953
Study for Chimney in Mornington Crescent, 1987
Sold on Jul 15, 2020
£16,250
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Work on Paper
black ink and coloured crayon on paper
36.8 x 29.8cm
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£16,250
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Jul 15, 2020
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FRANK AUERBACH (B. 1931) _Study for Chimney in Mornington Crescent_ black ink and coloured crayon on paper 14 ½ x 11 ¾in. (36.8 x 29.8cm.) Executed in 1987
Study for Chimney in Mornington Crescent, 1987
black ink and coloured crayon on paper
Jul 15, 2020
Christie's
£16,250
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36.8 x 29.8cm
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Jul 15, 2020
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£16,250
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FRANK AUERBACH (B. 1931) _Study for Chimney in Mornington Crescent_ black ink and coloured crayon on paper 14 ½ x 11 ¾in. (36.8 x 29.8cm.) Executed in 1987
Joe Tilson, from: Six Etchings of Heads, 1980
Sold on Jun 15, 2020
£1,375
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etching, on Arches wove paper, 1980, signed, titled and dated in person, numbered 16/50 (there were also 10 artist's proofs), published by Marlborough Graphics, printed by Palm Tree Studios, with their blindstamps
399 x 344 mm
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£1,375
Auction Sale
Jun 15, 2020
Christie's
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FRANK AUERBACH (B. 1931) Joe Tilson, from: Six Etchings of Heads etching, on Arches wove paper, 1980, signed, titled and dated in person, numbered 16/50 (there were also 10 artist's proofs), published by Marlborough Graphics, printed by Palm Tree Studios, with their blindstamps Plate 153 x 137 mm. Sheet 399 x 344 mm.
Joe Tilson, from: Six Etchings of Heads, 1980
etching, on Arches wove paper, 1980, signed, titled and dated in person, numbered 16/50 (there were also 10 artist's proofs), published by Marlborough Graphics, printed by Palm Tree Studios, with their blindstamps
Jun 15, 2020
Christie's
£1,375
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399 x 344 mm
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Jun 15, 2020
Christie's
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£1,375
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FRANK AUERBACH (B. 1931) Joe Tilson, from: Six Etchings of Heads etching, on Arches wove paper, 1980, signed, titled and dated in person, numbered 16/50 (there were also 10 artist's proofs), published by Marlborough Graphics, printed by Palm Tree Studios, with their blindstamps Plate 153 x 137 mm. Sheet 399 x 344 mm.
Head of Laurie Owen I, 1973
Sold on Oct 4, 2019
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Work on Paper
oil on paper laid down on wood
81 x 71.5cm
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Oct 4, 2019
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Frank Auerbach (b. 1921) _Head of Laurie Owen I_ oil on paper laid down on wood 31 7/8 x 28 1/8in. (81 x 71.5cm.) Executed in 1973
Head of Laurie Owen I, 1973
oil on paper laid down on wood
Oct 4, 2019
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81 x 71.5cm
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Oct 4, 2019
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Frank Auerbach (b. 1921) _Head of Laurie Owen I_ oil on paper laid down on wood 31 7/8 x 28 1/8in. (81 x 71.5cm.) Executed in 1973
Head of E.O.W. I, 1967
Sold on Oct 1, 2019
£371,250
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Painting
oil on board
27.5 x 17cm
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£371,250
Auction Sale
Oct 1, 2019
Christie's
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Frank Auerbach (b. 1931) _Head of E.O.W. I_ oil on board 10 7/8 x 6 ¾in. (27.5 x 17cm.) Painted in 1967
Head of E.O.W. I, 1967
oil on board
Oct 1, 2019
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£371,250
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27.5 x 17cm
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Oct 1, 2019
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£371,250
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Frank Auerbach (b. 1931) _Head of E.O.W. I_ oil on board 10 7/8 x 6 ¾in. (27.5 x 17cm.) Painted in 1967