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Frank Auerbach - HEAD OF EOW., SKETCH II, (oil on board) 1961

Frank Auerbach, Early Works 1954 – exhibition installed by independent curator and art historian Catherine Lampert will feature eighteen works from private collections, oil paintings and charcoal drawings, some not seen for over thirty years.

Frank Auerbach: 'Painting is the most marvellous activity humans have invented'

Frank Auerbach: 'Painting is the most marvellous activity humans have invented'

The octogenarian artist on 60 years as a workaholic, Soho life with Bacon and Freud and how the art-price bubble will burst

Frank Auerbach: 'Painting is the most marvellous activity humans have invented'

Frank Auerbach: 'Painting is the most marvellous activity humans have invented'

The octogenarian artist on 60 years as a workaholic, Soho life with Bacon and Freud and how the art-price bubble will burst

Frank Auerbach's London: the extraordinary life and loves – in pictures

Frank Auerbach's London: the extraordinary life and loves – in pictures

Chimney in Mornington Crescent-Winter Morning, Frank Auerbach, 1991

Frank Auerbach's London: the extraordinary life and loves – in pictures

Frank Auerbach's London: the extraordinary life and loves – in pictures

Frank Auerbach's London: the extraordinary life and loves – in pictures

Frank Auerbach's London: the extraordinary life and loves – in pictures

Frank Auerbach: 'Painting is the most marvellous activity humans have invented'

Frank Auerbach: 'Painting is the most marvellous activity humans have invented'

Auerbach's Rebuilding the Empire Cinema, Leicester Courtauld Gallery, London. Courtesy of the Marlborough Fine Art London

Frank Auerbach's London: the extraordinary life and loves – in pictures

Frank Auerbach's London: the extraordinary life and loves – in pictures

Frank Auerbach's London: the extraordinary life and loves – in pictures

Frank Auerbach's London: the extraordinary life and loves – in pictures

Frank Auerbach: 'Painting is the most marvellous activity humans have invented'

Frank Auerbach: 'Painting is the most marvellous activity humans have invented'

Frank Auerbach's London: the extraordinary life and loves – in pictures

Frank Auerbach's London: the extraordinary life and loves – in pictures

Auerbach’s canvases reveal his unique vision of London’s streets – from Camden Town caught in vibrant reds and greens, to the autumnal yellow light on Primrose Hill – and the friends who have sat for him over the years

Frank Auerbach's London: the extraordinary life and loves – in pictures

Frank Auerbach's London: the extraordinary life and loves – in pictures

Auerbach’s canvases reveal his unique vision of London’s streets – from Camden Town caught in vibrant reds and greens, to the autumnal yellow light on Primrose Hill – and the friends who have sat for him over the years