Sotheby’s puts up for sale eight portraits of Frank A. Auerbach’s brush automatic translate
A representative of Sotheby’s announced that at the auction «Evening Auction of Contemporary Art» in London, on Tuesday, June 26, 2012, will be presented for sale a remarkable group of works of one of the greatest living artists, Frank Auerbach (Frank Auerbach).
Works for the auction are presented from the personal collection of Joseph and Ruth Bromberg (Joseph and Ruth Bromberg), the artist’s friends from the 1990s. Collected for 17 years, a unique collection of eight portraits of Ruth Bromberg, tells the story of a deep friendship between the artist and his model. The expected sale price of canvases is more than 1.8 million pounds. All proceeds will be sent to support the section of engravings and drawings of the Museum of Israel in Jerusalem, in memory of the son of Ruth and Joseph, Michael, who died at the age of twenty years from a serious illness.
Commenting on the sale of this collection, Oliver Barker, deputy chairman of Sotheby’s and a senior specialist in international contemporary art, said: «The collection of eight portraits of the brush by Frank Auerbach is the most significant collection of this artist ever exhibited. The most amazing thing is that we managed to tell the story of each picture through correspondence between Frank, Ruth and Joseph. «
On the example of the collection of Ruth Bromberg, one can well follow how the artist’s views on his muse developed and changed, how his artistic techniques and techniques were perfected, and what new facets of beauty were revealed to the master.