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    Sale 12223

    Modern British & Irish Art Evening Sale

    20 June 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 38

    Dame Elisabeth Frink, R.A. (1930-1993)

    Tribute II

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Dame Elisabeth Frink, R.A. (1930-1993)
    Tribute II
    signed and numbered 'Frink 4/6' (at the base of the neck)
    bronze with a green/brown patina
    27 ½ in. (69.9 cm.) high
    Conceived in 1975.


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    '[They] are perhaps a comment on where we're heading: as far as I can see, towards a new dark age in human relations. They are about peace and freedom of spirit: people who have been through the horrors and got through to the other side. They are not political prisoners, but maybe they were'

    (Dame Elisabeth Frink, quoted in A. Ratuszniak (ed.), op. cit., p. 130)

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    Provenance

    with Terry Dintenfass Gallery, New York, where acquired by the present owner's father, February 1979, and by descent.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A NORTH AMERICAN ESTATE


    Literature

    M. Vaizey, The Sunday Times, 19 December 1976, another cast.
    J. Spurling, 'On The Move', New Statesman, 10 December 1976, pp. 848-850, another cast.
    A. Hills, Arts Review, 10 December 1976, p. 698, another cast.
    T. Mullaly, 'Bronze Heads Dominate Frink Show', The Daily Telegraph, 8 December 1976, p. 13, another cast.
    R. Berthoud, 'Elisabeth Frink: A Comment on the Future', The Times, 3 December 1976, another cast.
    B. Connell, 'Capturing the Human Spirit in Big, Bronze Men', The Times, 5 September 1977, p. 5, another cast.
    H. Kramer, 'Art: A Sculptor in Grand Tradition', The New York Times, 2 February 1979, p. 21, another cast.
    'Elisabeth Frink', Art International vol. 23/2, May 1979, another cast.
    C. Nicholas-White, 'Three Sculptors: Judd, Vollmer & Frink', Art World, February/March 1979, another cast.
    A. Freedman, 'Horses, Men and Sculpture in the Grand Tradition', Globe and Mail, Toronto, 8 September 1979, p. 35, another cast.
    I. McManus, 'Elisabeth Frink: An Open Air Retrospective', Arts Review, 2 September 1983, pp. 10-11, another cast.
    Exhibition catalogue, Elisabeth Frink: Open Air Retrospective, Wakefield, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, 1983, no. 12, another cast illustrated.
    B. Robertson, Elisabeth Frink Sculpture: Catalogue Raisonné, Salisbury, 1984, p. 108, 185, no. 220, another cast illustrated.
    Exhibition catalogue, Elisabeth Frink: Sculpture and Drawings, 1952-1984, London, Royal Academy of Arts, 1985, pp. 16-17, 52, no. 68, another cast illustrated.
    Exhibition catalogue, Elisabeth Frink Sculpture and Drawings 1950-1990, Washington D.C., National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1990, pp. 9, 59, 65, another cast illustrated.
    E. Lucie-Smith & E. Frink, Frink, A Portrait, London, 1994, p. 46, another cast illustrated.
    E. Lucie-Smith, Elisabeth Frink, Sculpture since 1984 & Drawings, London, 1994, p. 135, another cast.
    Exhibition catalogue, Elizabeth Frink: sculptures, graphic works, textiles, Salisbury, Library and Galleries, 1997, p. 70, no. 44, another cast.
    S. Gardiner, Frink: The Official Biography of Elisabeth Frink, London, 1998, pp. 187, 205, 207, 212, 216, 223, 251, 254, another cast.
    A. Ratuszniak (ed.), Elisabeth Frink, Catalogue Raisonné of Sculpture 1947-93, London, 2013, p. 130, no. FCR 248, another cast illustrated.


    Exhibited

    London, Waddington and Tooth Galleries, Elisabeth Frink: Sculpture, Drawings, November - December 1976, exhibition not numbered, another cast exhibited.
    London, Battersea Park, 1977, exhibition not traced.
    New York, Terry Dintenfass Gallery, Elisabeth Frink: Sculpture, Watercolours, Prints, 1979, catalogue not traced.
    Toronto, Waddington and Shiell Galleries, Elisabeth Frink, 1979, catalogue not traced.
    Winchester, Great Courtyard, Elisabeth Frink: Sculpture in Winchester, 1981, exhibition not numbered, another cast exhibited.
    Wakefield, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Elisabeth Frink: Open Air Retrospective, July - November 1983, no. 12, another cast exhibited.
    King's Lynn, St Margaret's Church, Elisabeth Frink: Sculpture, 1984, catalogue not traced, another cast exhibited.
    London, Royal Academy of Arts, Elisabeth Frink, Sculpture and Drawings 1952-1984, February - March 1985, no. 68, another cast exhibited.
    Washington, The National Museum for Women in the Arts, Elisabeth Frink: Sculpture and Drawings, 1950-1990, 1990, exhibition not numbered, another cast exhibited.
    Salisbury, Salisbury Cathedral and Close, Elisabeth Frink: A Certain Unexpectedness, May - June 1997, exhibition not numbered, another cast exhibited.