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Frank Auerbach
April 19, 1931 -
Nationality: German
Category: Artist
Subcategory: German Artist

Ideally, one should have more material than one can possibly cope with.


I destroy things every day in the act of working and often recall a picture I had considered finished in order to rework it.


To put down an ideogram of a table so that people will recognize it as a table is not the work of a painter, but to sense it for a moment as a magic carpet with a leg hanging down at each corner is the beginning of a painter's imagination.


It seems to me madness to wake up in the morning and do something other than paint, considering that one may not wake up the following morning.


I'm hoping to make a new thing for the world that remains in the mind like a new species of living thing.


The unity in any painter's work arises from the fact that a person, brought to a desperate situation, will behave in a certain way... style.


Real style is not having a program - it's how one behaves in a crisis.


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