'Lampert's sumptuously illustrated book, full of personal insight and quirky detail, sheds light on the artist's highly private world and his painstaking techniques. An enthralling read for modern art lovers' - The Lady
'A handsome publication...The works illustrated are refreshingly strong in individuality' - The Art Newspaper
Frank Auerbach (b.1931, Berlin) is renown for his tactile and visually dynamic paintings of people and of the cityscapes near his studio in Camden, London. Painting 365 days a year, Auerbach works from the same studio that he has occupied since 1954, often painting the same scenes and people.
This publication accompanies a retrospective of Auerbach’s work at Tate Britain and the Bonn Kunstmuseum in 2015, described by the Financial Times as 'an exhilarating mix of joy and desperation, architectonic splendour and a rush of fleeting moments'. The exhibition is curated by Catherine Lampert (who has sat for Auerbach in his studio every week since 1978) in close consultation with the artist.
This book features statements from the artist and previously unseen documentary photographs.
- Author: Catherine Lampert and TJ Clark
- Paperback: 160 pages
- Date published: May 2015
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-1849762717
- Product Dimensions: 28 x 22.5 x 2.1 cm
'This absorbing retrospective of Auerbach’s studies of friends, family and local streets over six decades reveals an intense, ongoing quest for understanding' - The Guardian
'Auerbach has won his long tussle with paint and reality, again and again. With this exhibition, he joins the masters' - The Spectator
'Many magnificently memorable images stand up for themselves in this great show' - The Financial Times
'Frank Auerbach’s work emerges in all its rude, raw power in this astonishing new retrospective' - The Telegraph
'At his best Auerbach is without doubt our greatest living painter because he captures the soul' - The Times