Frank Auerbach Primrose Hill 1967–8

Artwork details

Artist
Frank Auerbach born 1931
Title
Primrose Hill
Date 1967–8
Medium Oil paint on board
Dimensions Support: 1219 x 1467 mm
frame: 1345 x 1595 x 80 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1971
Reference
T01270
On loan to Museo Nacional de Arte (Mexico City, Mexico)

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The park at Primrose Hill in north London has been one of Auerbach's principal subjects. He worked daily on this painting for over a year, making more than fifty working drawings in all seasons and at different times, including midnight. The park's changing appearance influenced the development of the painting, which was continually scraped back and repainted.

August 2004

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