Drawing is at the heart of Auerbach’s practice. He begins each day by repeatedly exploring the cityscape around his north London studio. Layers of coloured crayon converge to create a vibrant and dynamic composition. The mark-making is descriptive of the site, yet remains self-sufficient and assertive, leaving a dynamic record of the artist’s working methods.
Frank Auerbach (b. 1931)
Coloured crayons over graphite on paper, 25.7 x 25.4 cm
Bought from the Gaskell Fund, 1991
Copyright the Artist, Courtesy Marlborough, London