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Frank Auerbach

Head of Helen Gillespie, 1962-1964

Oil on board
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Ben Uri Gallery and Museum
London
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This is one of a dozen portraits of Auerbach’s friend Helen Gillespie, painted over a five-year …

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This is one of a dozen portraits of Auerbach’s friend Helen Gillespie, painted over a five-year period from 1961 and 1966. They were introduced by one of Auerbach’s key models, Stella West (E.O.W.) and the sittings broadened his small ‘family’ of preferred sitters and encouraged experimentation. Her portraits form, as …

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Frank Auerbach
British, b. 1931
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Known for paintings marked by an immediately recognizable thick, nearly grotesque impasto, Frank …

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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 leaves Britain and has worked in the same London studio since the 1950s. …

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About the work
Ben Uri Gallery and Museum
London
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This is one of a dozen portraits of Auerbach’s friend Helen Gillespie, painted over a five-year …

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This is one of a dozen portraits of Auerbach’s friend Helen Gillespie, painted over a five-year period from 1961 and 1966. They were introduced by one of Auerbach’s key models, Stella West (E.O.W.) and the sittings broadened his small ‘family’ of preferred sitters and encouraged experimentation. Her portraits form, as …

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© Frank Auerbach, courtesy Marlborough Fine Art
Frank Auerbach
British, b. 1931
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Known for paintings marked by an immediately recognizable thick, nearly grotesque impasto, Frank …

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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 leaves Britain and has worked in the same London studio since the 1950s. …

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Frank Auerbach

Head of Helen Gillespie, 1962-1964

Oil on board
This is a unique work.
On loan
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