Frank Auerbach | Twenty Self-Portraits | Frankie Rossi Art Projects | London

When one is young, one is excited by drama and when one’s old, truth is exciting – Frank Auerbach 

‘I didn’t find actual formal components of my head all that interesting when I was younger, smoother and less frazzled. Now that I’ve got bags under my eyes, things are sagging and so on, there’s more material to work with’.

The eleven drawn and nine painted self-portraits are all recent. As William Feaver says: ‘Self-portraits have the implication of self-regard and there’s absolutely nothing of that in these. They show all sorts of frustrations and irritations and breath held- all the things we feel if we look in the mirror.’

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