• 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.

    Frank Auerbach, Hayward Gallery, Fruit Market Gallery, Arts Council of Great Britain (1978). “Frank Auerbach: catalogue of an exhibtion held at the Hayward Gallery, London, 4 May - 2 July 1978, Fruit Market Gallery, Edinburgh, 15 July 12 August, 1978”