23/09/2022 - 16/12/2022

Cross Career - Painting

Frank Auerbach - The Sitters

Mon-Fri: 10-6pm; Sat: 11-4pm

Frank Auerbach: The Sitters is a comprehensive overview of the artist's portrait heads. Including over forty paintings and drawings, the exhibition explores the special connection between Auerbach and his 'sitters' - the dedicated group of models who have attended weekly sessions over months, years then decades.

A range of work made between 1956 and 2020 will be on display. Early portraits of his long-serving sitters 'E.O.W.' and 'J.Y.M.' will hang with recent self-portraits and a painting of his wife Julia, exhibited here for the first time. Paintings and drawings of all Auerbach's regular models will be shown, from Gerda Boehm and Helen Gillespie to Catherine Lampert, David Landau and William Feaver.

As part of the exhibition, eight previously unpublished photographs by Nicola Bensley will also be on display. The series Frank Auerbach: A Morning in the Studio gives a rare insight into the artist's character and his paint-encrusted working environment.


Holland Park 129 Portland Rd, W11 4LW