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    Sale 5324

    Post War & Contemporary Art

    13 December 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 222

    Frank Auerbach (b. 1931)

    Study for Morington Crescent

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    Frank Auerbach (b. 1931)
    Study for Morington Crescent
    charcoal and oil on paper
    9 7/8 x 12 3/8in. (25.1 x 31.4cm.)
    Executed in 1970

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    Marlborough Fine Arts Ltd., London.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1971.

    Pre-Lot Text

    People used to talk about the aleatory and luck and so on and chance in painting, well it's all chance if you go out and draw, you don't know anything's going to be... buses come across and people move and then you do more drawings and all sorts of sensations about pace and speed and the plastic coherence of the material that you're dealing with, and people walking across begin to appear in space and you just make these drawings and take them back to the studio and it gives you an impetus.

    Frank Auerbach in an interview with John Tusa, BBC Radio 3, October 21st 2001


    London, Marlborough Fine Art, 1970.