Frank’s Letter

The last studio in the US was in a lace and slipcover factory, cheap space, great light. In it were a lot of the inspiring treasures that I love working around, including that blue letter, bought on eBay…

In 1993 a US college student had an assignment: write to a famous person and ask them why they do what they do. Here is Frank Auerbach’s exquisite response, packed with the same integrity and authenticity as his work. Reading this always makes my day.

The FactoryFrank's letter