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    Sale 7729

    20th Century British Art

    21 May 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 67

    Frank Auerbach (b. 1931)

    Head of Julia II

    Price Realised  


    Frank Auerbach (b. 1931)
    Head of Julia II
    acrylic on board
    14 x 12 in. (35.5 x 30.5 cm.)
    Painted in 2002.

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    Julia Auerbach, née Wolstenholme, married the artist in 1958, after they had met at the Royal College of Art. Their son Jake was born that year. They parted soon after but were reunited in 1976 when Julia started to sit regularly for the artist on Wednesday evenings.

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    with Marlborough Fine Art, London.
    with LA Louver, Venice, California.