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    Sale 7424

    20th Century British Art

    16 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 101

    Frank Auerbach (b. 1931)

    Drawing for Mornington Crescent painting

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    Frank Auerbach (b. 1931)
    Drawing for Mornington Crescent painting
    signed, dated and dedicated 'For Clive/Frank Auerbach/1972' (on the reverse)
    pencil, coloured crayon, black ink and oil
    8½ x 9 in. (21.5 x 22.9 cm.)
    Executed in 1972.

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    In 1972 and 1973, Auerbach made several sketches and paintings of this view of the station at Mornington Crescent in North London. Although not officially a series of works, Mornington Crescent reappears throughout his work on many occasions, and he has captured it all times of day and in varying weather conditions. Like Walter Sickert before him, Auerbach's studio is nearby.

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    with New Art Centre, London.
    with Achim Moeller, London.

    Saleroom Notice

    Please note the additional provenance for this lot:

    A gift from the artist to the sculptor, Clive Barker.