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Linda Stamberger

Linda Stamberger, author of "Antiquing In Florida", is a Florida expert and freelance writer of many genres. Visit this site to read her articles - some of which are available for purchase - as is her book.

Brooks Novelty Antiques and Records

Brooks Novelty is an all-vinyl record store. We specialize in: jukeboxes, vintage soda machines, antique slot machines, pin balls, arcade games, neon clocks and signs, rare concert posters, old advertising signs and much more!

The Antique Company

Established in the late 1900's, we occupy a huge corner building with a small garden area that leads to another 1000 sq foot store (called TAC) that contains our Mid Century collection.

Vintage Westclox

Westclox photo identification gallery and history and information of clocks, watches and other timepieces. This site primarily displays American clocks made by Westclox that were made from the early 1900's up to about the 1960's.

Antique Appraisals On-Line

We are one of the country's largest, oldest, most qualified and respected appraisal services. The majority of our appraisals are estate and personal property evaluations for valuation documentation purposes. However, we have evaluated goods and personal property for natural disaster losses (hurricanes), theft, fire, freight and shipping damage after the loss has occurred.

Connoisseur Antiques

Featuring fine antique furniture, Connoisseur Antiques is a Los Angeles Antique Furniture Showroom specializing in antique clocks and mirrors, European and French antiques, Antique Lighting, Chandeliers, Sconces, Armoires and much more.

Liz's Antique Hardware

Antique Hardware is the backbone of our business. We offer a complete selection of door, window and furniture hardware, lighting and accessories circa 1890 to 1970.

San Francisco Antique and Design Mall

San Francisco Antique and Design Mall is the largest antique mall in northern California. We opened our doors in October 1997 with 75 dealers and today we have over 200 of San Francisco's most professional antique specialists.

Ambiance Antiques

Importer of 18th and 19th Century French Antiques

C'est La Vie Antiques

European Antique and Accessories in San Diego, CA.

Lang Antiques

We carry a large selection of fine antique jewelry, antique rings & antique engagement rings. We also have vintage estate jewelry, vintage estate rings & vintage estate engagement rings from the Victorian, Art Nouveau, Edwardian & Art Deco style periods.

Once in a Blue Moon Online Thrift Store

We are an online thrift store featuring new, used, and unusual items.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Rare glimpses of Frank Auerbach - Daily Telegraph

Rare glimpses of Frank Auerbach - Daily Telegraph

The sittings began in 1992, and continued every Thursday for the next 17 years, during which time some 20 portraits were finished. Gordon Cooke of the Fine Art Society, which exhibited her Sickert collection, remembers how Ruth was “always busy on a Thursday”, but even he didn’t know why for quite some time. “She never talked about Auerbach,” he says. But it was a measure of the respect in which she was held that when the gallery exhibited her collection of Sickert prints both Auerbach and Freud were at the opening. A rare occurrence.

In an interview with Catherine Lampert, conducted in 2001, Ruth described how her portrait sessions would be structured: 45 minutes in which “Frank begins to paint over the remains of the scraped-down version of my previous portrait sitting”, accompanied by discussions on art and artists, but then followed by an hour of painting in complete silence.

When Ruth wrote to him to thank him for giving her a painting he replied that “the greatest present is your consistency as a sitter, and your patience with my slow fumble towards the truth”. This consistency only came to an end in March 2008, when ill health forced her to resign as a sitter.

“I know how important your sitters are to you, and I would not wish to be the cause of disruption to your work schedule,” she wrote apologetically.

“Thursday afternoons will never be the same again, and I feel the loss. I cherish my hours spent in the studio – my home from home.” She finishes by pointing out that both Auerbach’s first and last painting were with her at home as a source of constant pleasure. Two years later, she was gone.

It is tempting to see in these portraits a relationship between a bereaved mother and an orphaned son. Whether that relationship existed is not known; sitting for Auerbach may have been an intensely personal experience, but also a very private one. What we are left with are not portraits in the conventional sense, but powerful and intense evocations of the essence of the sitter rendered with the unmistakable flow of the painter’s brushes.

Estimates have been set between £150,000 and £650,000 for each painting, or in excess of £1.8 million for the whole series. The proceeds will benefit the Art Museum of Israel in Jerusalem in memory of the Brombergs’ son, Michael.


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