Seven Portraits 1989-90

As with all of Auerbach's prints from this point onwards, this set was bitten, proofed and printed by Mark Balakjian and Dorothea Wight at Studio Prints, London, and published by Marlborough Graphics, London.

The series began in 1989 with two prints ( P.20-2000 & P.21-2000 ) made to accompany the 'de-luxe' edition of Robert Hughes's 1990 book on Auerbach, which partly dictated the format.

Like the earlier series ( Six Etchings of Heads 1980-2), the subjects comprised family, friends and acquaintances who already sat for the artist.

Image["P.20-2000"]

Julia
1989
Etching, printed on Somerset white paper, artist's proof outside the published edition of 50.
The subject is Auerbach's wife (see also P.19-2000, P.27-2000 and Prints of Julia), who was established as a regular weekly sitter for the artist.
Given by James Kirkman 2000
P.20-2000
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Image["P.21-2000"]

David
1989
Etching, printed on Somerset white paper, trial proof outside the published edition of.
The subject is David Landau, editor of Print Quarterly, and a regular weekly sitter for Auerbach.
Given by James Kirkman 2000
P.21-2000
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Image["P.22-2000"]

Catherine
1989
Etching, printed on Somerset white paper, artist's proof outside the published edition of 50.
The subject is Catherine Lampert, then Director of the Whitechapel Art Gallery and established as a regular weekly sitter for Auerbach.
Given by James Kirkman 2000
P.22-2000
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Image["P.23-2000"]

J.Y.M.
1989
Etching, printed on Somerset white paper, artist's proof outside the published edition of 50.
The subject is Juliet Yardley Mills, a professional model who had posed for Auerbach since 1956.
Given by James Kirkman 2000
P.23-2000
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Image["P.24-2000"]

Michael
1990
Etching printed from 2 plates in grey and black on Somerset white paper, artist's proof outside the published edition of 50.
The subject is Michael Podro, an art historian who had written about Auerbach.
Given by James Kirkman 2000
P.24-2000
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Image["P.25-2000"]

Geoffrey
1990
Etching, printed on Somerset white paper, artist's proof outside the published edition of 50.
The subject is Geoffrey Parton, a Director of Marlborough Fine Art.
Given by James Kirkman 2000
P.25-2000
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Image["P.26-2000"]

Jake
1990
Etching, printed on Somerset white paper, artist's proof of second state outside the published edition of 50.
The subject is Auerbach's son, Jake Auerbach, a film director (see also P.1-2007).
Given by James Kirkman 2000
P.26-2000
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