FRANK AUERBACH: TWENTY SELF-PORTRAITS19 APRIL- 14 JULY 2023
Frankie Rossi Art Projects in affiliation with Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert
frank auerbach: twenty self-portraits
19 april- 14 july 2023Featuring nine paintings and eleven drawings that date from 2018 to the present day, Frankie Rossi Art Projects in collaboration with Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert present the first ever exhibition of self-portraits by Frank Auerbach (b.1931) and the first presentation of new work by the artist since 2015.‘I didn’t find actual formal components of my head all that interesting when I was younger, smoother and less frazzled. Now that I’ve got bags under my eyes, things are sagging and so on, there’s more material to work with.’ - Frank AuerbachPrimarily known for his landscapes of North London and portraits of a small circle of regular and dedicated sitters, the self-portraits are a notably rare aspect of the artist’s oeuvre. Prior to these recent works, Auerbach has only made two self-portrait drawings in 1958 and 1959, and one oil-over-charcoal on paper dated 1961-1965. It would be another 36 years before the artist drew himself again, and not until 2021 that Auerbach painted his first self-portrait on canvas.
Frankie Rossi Art Projects in affiliation with Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert.
The exhibition is showing at Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert, 37-38 Bury Street, St James's, London, SW1Y 6BB. Opening hours: Mon - Fri 10:00- 18:00, Sat 11:00 - 17:00
(except bank holidays)