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

Red and Black

Details
Sir Terry Frost, R.A. (1915-2003)
Red and Black
signed and dated 'Frost/aug 61' (on the reverse), inscribed 'Red + Black' (on the stretcher)
oil on canvas
50 x 60 in. (126 x 152 cm.)
Provenance
with Waddington Galleries, London, where purchased by the Peter Stuyvesant Foundation, March 1965, and by whom gifted to the Basildon Arts Trust, 1984.
Literature
A. Bowness (intro.), exhibition catalogue, Recent British Painting: Peter Stuyvesant Foundation Collection, London, Tate Gallery, 1967, pp. 18, 60, 62, no. 21, illustrated.
Exhibited
Zürich, Galerie Charles Lienhard, 1963, catalogue not traced.
Middlesbrough, Art Gallery, 1966-67, catalogue not traced.
London, Tate Gallery, Recent British Painting: Peter Stuyvesant Foundation Collection, November - December 1967, no. 21.
Adelaide, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide Festival of Arts, Recent British Painting (Sponsored by The Peter Stuyvesant Trust), March 1970, no. 21: this exhibition travelled to Auckland, Art Gallery, August - September 1971.
The Basildon Arts Trust, 1979-1984, on loan.
Special notice

Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.

Lot Essay

'Terry Frost's Red and Black is a seminal work. The red and black shapes ultimately derive from Frost's drawings of boats at St Ives in 1950-1, but as the artist writes, "I had no association in mind when I was painting and was only interested in getting the colour and form as complete as I could"' (A. Bowness, exhibition catalogue, Recent British Painting: Peter Stuyvesant Foundation Collection, London, Tate Gallery, 1967, p. 18).
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