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2 Recent Marlbough Gallery Catalogues Details/Multiple Scans Added

Frank Auerbach London Building Sites 1952-62 Book
The London Building sites 1952-62 Book Review/Multiple Scans Added

Feb. 2020: SOLD OUT.
March 12: Down to the last few sets of the now discontinued postcard sets

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Frank Auerbach Postcard Set  (March 10)

6 official Frank Auerbach postcards from the recent Frank Auerbach: London Building Sites 1952-62 exhibition.

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These are: Summer Building Site, Study for Shell Building Site, Rebuilding the Empire Cinema, Leicester Square, Oxford Street Building Site II, Shell Building Site: from the Thames & Maples Demolition, Euston Road. All the cards are 6 x 4 inches apart from the 2 big postcards, Rebuilding the Empire Cinema, Leicester Square & Maples Demolition, Euston Road, which are 6 x 6 inches.

  • NOV. 2011 (Update)

    These cards are now discontinued. I now only have 3 left of the cards. These are the 6 by 6 inches card Maples Demolition, Euston Road, and the 6 x 4 inches cards: Oxford Street Building Site II and Shell Building Site: from the Thames

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    Auerbach postcards of any description are now very hard to find. Rarely seen on auction sites or anywhere else for that matter. Once these are gone they are gone.

  • Price for Set of 3 Postcards: SOLD

    New Auerbach Stuff  (Nov. 09)

    Added the new Auerbach art print and postcards to store. Details here.

    Major New Frank Auerbach Exhibition in London  (October 09)

    Apologies for the delay in getting details of this up here especially as the exhibition is now underway. Pressures of trying to earn a living has taken me away from this but it is still remiss of me.

    Anyway, the exhibition is entitled Frank Auerbach: London Building Sites 1952-62 and is at The Courtauld Gallery, Somerset House, London from 16 October 2009 - 17 January 2010. Haven't visited yet but am planning to do so on the evening Jake Auerbsch gives his introductory talk on the film screening of Frank Auerbach - To The Studio (more details below) and will review it here.

    There seems to be plenty of 'happenings' centred around the exhibition including Curator's Talk, Lunchtime Talks, Sunday Tours, Auerbach Lates, Teachers' Evening and Study Day. The highlight for me is the aforementioned Jake Auerbach talk. Details as per The Courtauld Gallery are as follows:

      Film Screening
      Frank Auerbach: To The Studio
      Wed 11 Nov 2009, 1900 - 20.30

      This documentary offers
      unique access to the artist's
      studio and fascinating insights
      into Auerbach's artistic world.
      With an introduction by the
      film's producer Jake Auerbach.

      Free, booking essential:
      Tel. 020 7848 2705

    Further details on the exhibition can be found at The Courtauld Gallery website.

    A fully illustrated exhibition catalogue, Frank Auerbach: The London Building Sites 1952-1962. is available at Cover below.

    Standard / Deluxe Auerbach Monograph Release  (June 09)

    Well the release of the definitive Frank Auerbach monograph book by William Feaver (published by Rizzoli) is only a couple of months away (10 Sept., 2009) and there's some exciting news. The deluxe edition will come with a loose leaf, original etching of William Feaver. The edition will have a slipcase and is limited to 100 copies. Each etching will be signed and numbered by the artist.

    It was originally up for sale on at £1,000 but the price has been lowered to £850.00. They are taking pre-orders now. I would envisage this selling out quickly because 100 is really an extremely small run. Further details can be found at amazon by clicking here.

    More details on the standard release are thus:

    • Hardcover: 360 pages
    • Publisher: Rizzoli (September 22, 2009)
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 0847830586
    • ISBN-13: 978-0847830589

    'This is the most comprehensive publication to date, and the only book in print, on the work of Frank Auerbach, a painter who has become one of the pre-eminent artists of our age, widely admired for his vivid, impulsive depictions of the world around him. His is, ostensibly, a narrow world, a small area of north London where he has lived and worked for more than fifty years, but within it he achieves images of marvelous poignancy and feel. "Iím hoping," Auerbach has said, "to make a new thing for the world that remains in the mind like a new species of living thing." Auerbach, who was born in Berlin in 1931 and came to Britain when he was eight, repeatedly paints people he knows well and places he is familiar with. His drawings and paintings are strikingly immediate; their impact has urgency; they relate in various ways as much to certain preferred Old Masters as to the contemporary artists with whom he tends to be associated, notably Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud. The book includes 200 color plates together with a separate reference section comprising around 900 imagesóAuerbachís complete works to dateómany of them not previously reproduced. Writer and art historian William Feaver discusses Auerbachís work both in its immediate context and in relation to the great tradition of painting. Extensive conversations with the artist are also included.'

    Source: in the US are now taking pre-orders.

    The cover of the standard release is below. Click on the image for further details at

    On The Horizon  (Dec 08)

    There's good news and bad news. Good is the news that the definitive Frank Auerbach monograph is coming and boy it sounds like it will be some book. 320 pages with 200 large colour plates and a reference section of some 975 (yes 975!) smaller colour plates and text by William Feaver. Get your tongue firmly back into your mouth as the bad news is that we will have to wait until Sept./Oct. 09 for the publisher Rizzoli to release it! Yep, that's very nearly a year but what can you do?

    Anyway are already taking pre-orders and details can be found here. The price seems to have been set around the £90 mark so if you don't want to pre-order it yet I strongly recommend you make a note of its release date as if it is anything like previous Auerbach book releases, the publisher will make too few, it will quickly sell out, and ebay sellers will be offering it for obscene amounts of money. And when I say obscene I mean lorry-loads-of-cash to quote Paul Merson!

    Shame really as it puts off many people who have just discovered his work and would like to know more but are not prepared or can't afford hundreds of pounds for a book (and yes I have seen the Robert Hughes 1990 book for £300.00 and the Catherine Lampert 2001 book for £250.00). Dumb prices which do nothing to spread the word of one of the greatest British artists ever.

    Tate Britain  (Dec 08)

    Was talking to someone who works at Tate Britain the other day. He was saying that a Frank Auerbach Retrospective at the Gallery similar to the current one by that other 20th-century God with the Brush, Francis Bacon, was long overdue. I concurred but unfortuanately the powers-that-be have no plans to hold one. Great! Not. But imagine having an exhibition there filled with wall-to-wall Auerbachs! Crikey, it would be better than sex! Seriously though (and enough about my girlfriend), it wouldn't hurt if we presented some kind of polite petition to Tate Britain asking them to consider such an exhibition. If we can get enough names then it would at least make them listen.

    So with that in mind if you want to see such an exhibition just e-mail me your name and I'll compile a petition and present it to the Tate. I'll post here the number of e-mails and whether it gets anywhere.

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