• 20th Century British Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5886

    20th Century British Art

    16 December 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 130

    Sir Terry Frost, R.A. (1915-2003)

    Blues

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Sir Terry Frost, R.A. (1915-2003)
    Blues
    signed, inscribed and dated 'Blues/August 69/Frost' (on the reverse)
    acrylic on canvas, unframed
    72 x 72 in. (182.8 x 182.8 cm.)


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    During the late 1960s and 1970s Frost produced a series of large works in which he experimented with a number of pure, contrasting hues. 'Although C- and D-shapes had been part of his [Frost's] vocabulary since the abstracts of 1950-51, by the late 1960s they were taking on new roles. As part of his exploration of the possibilities opened up by his work with colour ... Terry Frost found himself using repeated series of D-shapes to carry colour across the canvas. He was also intrigued by the intervening shapes and the rythms they set up' (see D. Lewis, Terry Frost, Aldershot, 2000, p. 113).

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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 7 November 1990, lot 180.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN LADY OF TITLE