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Frank Auerbach

Hughes, Robert

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ISBN 10: 0500276757 / ISBN 13: 9780500276754
Published by Thames and Hudson, New York, 1992
Condition: Good Soft cover
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Title: Frank Auerbach

Publisher: Thames and Hudson, New York

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: First Paperback Edition

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A monograph of one of the most prominent contemporary representational artists, which features paintings selected by Auerbach himself as the most important of his career.

From Publishers Weekly:

Auerbach's portrait paintings, with their thick, overloaded surfaces, existentially searching figures and intimations of personal loss, went against the grain of the Hockney-ed '70s. Born in Germany in 1931 to a Berlin lawyer and a Lithuanian artist, both Jews, he was exiled to England at the age of eight. Orphaned by Hitler, this London-based artist summons, through his paintings, the family intimacy denied to him in boyhood. Highly structural landscapes of Camden Town capture "a specific English character of chaos, dinginess and suggestiveness," as Time art critic Hughes observes in this impassioned, probing monograph. As Auerbach's gnomic portrait heads became caricatural, his landscapes turned toward impetuous, rapid notation. His most recent human figures convey battered dignity and fierce protest, a sense of mass in movement.
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