Frank Auerbach: Etchings and Drypoints 1954-2006
The Fitzwilliam Museum’s complete collection of Auerbach’s prints ranges from the rare series of drypoint nudes made in 1954 to his most recent and boldest etchings. The subjects are predominantly the artist’s friends and family who sit regularly for him in his Camden Town studio, although there are also landscapes. Supplementary exhibits explore Auerbach’s working methods and explain the printmaking process.
For those who only know Auerbach through his paintings, it is probably difficult to imagine how he might find an equivalent for the tactile paint surface of his pictures in the linear medium of etching. But Auerbach had a strong appreciation of the magic of printmaking and in their distinct way his etchings reveal the essential quality of his art. A complete catalogue, supported by Marlborough Fine Art, accompanies the exhibition.
Online Exhibition: Frank Auerbach - etchings & drypoints 1954-2006
Tue 6 March 2007 to Sun 10 June 2007
Shiba Gallery (Gallery 14)