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Tate Britain opens Frank Auerbach display

Tate Britain opens Frank Auerbach display
28 Aug 2014

August 26th saw the introduction of a new Frank Auerbach display at Tate Britain.

The gallery can be found at Millbank in London and opens 10am to 6pm.

Until November 9th, it is showing Frank Auerbach: Painting and Drawings from the Lucian Freud Estate.

This features pieces by Auerback that were owned by artist Lucian Freud, who died in 2011.

It is thought that Freud's collection is more important than any other private collection of the Berlin-born Auerback's work.

Freud collected the pieces during a period of many years, and they were displayed in his London home.

The drawings and paintings went to the government after he died, instead of inheritance tax. Arts Council England owns them and will be deciding which public galleries and museums are given them.

The new display could be considered an Auerback taster, in the run up to a forthcoming retrospective themed around him.

This is set to appear in Kunstmuseum, Bonn, starting this June, after which Tate Britain will present it, starting in the autumn of next year.

Pieces in the current display were created from the time the artist was a student, up to as late as 2007.

The Freud collection features work on London landscapes, and portraits of relatives and friends of Auerback - subjects that Tate says he has come back to again and again.

Meanwhile, people heading to Tate Britain can see five sketches, such as birthday cards, demonstrating Freud and Auerbach's friendship. 

There are seven landscape works in the new exhibition, such as Mornington Crescent – Winter morning 1989.

Many of the portraits are of Estella Olive West, who was the artist's main model from the early part of the 1950s through to the early 1970s.ADNFCR-408-ID-801745072-ADNFCR

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