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Sir Terry Frost RA (1915 - 2003) - Graphics, Drawings & Multiples

Terry Frost Serenissimo Disc
Terry Frost
Terry Frost Serenissimo Vase
Terry Frost

     Serenissimo - Glass Disc - A tribute to Venice and the Lagoon 

Medium:  Hand Blown Murano glass Disc, 2001, with applied black, blue and yellow glass “brush strokes”. Signed, titled and dated “Venice 2001”. This is presented on a metallic holder which displays the work as a sculpture. The artist was present and participated in the manufacture of this work.

Size:  48 cms (Diameter)

Note:  Sir Terry Frost was a distinguished artist whose abstract work was an important part of the St Ives School. His work made in Murano, Venice, is well known. He made a quantity of glassworks as a result of visiting Venice at this period where he was enthralled by the quality and dexterity of the artisans he met.  There artist himself did not merely design this but was present and participated in the making of this piece. Glassworks are an important and documented  part of his oeuvre and similar to his other abstract works in nature. Their intricacy of deign and brilliant execution make these desirable and lovely objects.

Edition: AP. In fact only three works of this design were made - there was no Public Edition besides the Artists Proofs. The reality was that each was hand crafted by the Murano Multiple crafts,man so each was slightly different and a unique work in it’s own right.

Authenticity:

  1. We have a photograph of the artist, Sir terry Frost, holding this very item.
  2. We have a certificate from the Publishers which the buyer acquires with the work

 

Serenissimo - Glass Vase - A tribute to Venice and the Lagoon 

Medium:  Hand Blown Murano cased glass vase, 2001, with applied black, blue and yellow glass “brush strokes”. Signed, titled and dated “Venice 2001”. The artist was present and participated in the manufacture of this work.

Size:  30 x 22 CM's

Note:  Sir Terry Frost was a distinguished artist whose abstract work was an important part of the St Ives School. His work made in Murano, Venice, is well known. He made a quantity of glassworks as a result of visiting Venice at this period where he was enthralled by the quality and dexterity of the artisans he met.  There artist himself did not merely design this but was present and participated in the making of this piece. Glassworks are an important and documented  part of his oeuvre and similar to his other abstract works in nature. Their intricacy of deign and brilliant execution make these desirable and lovely objects.

Edition: AP II/II. In fact only two works of this design were made - there was no Public Edition besides the Artists Proofs. The reality was that each was hand crafted by the Murano Multiple crafts,man so each was slightly different and a unique work in it’s own right.

Authenticity:

  1. We have a photograph of the artist, Sir terry Frost, holding this very item.
  2. We have a certificate from the Publishers which the buyer acquires with the work

 

Terry Frost Bloom around Red

Bloom around red

Medium: Unique Monotype print in colours, 1990, printed on Bokingford 400 gsm paper, the full sheet, with no margins

Printed by: Hugh Stoneman & Alan Cox at the Print Centre, London

Size: 1200 x 1190 mms (47.25 x 46.75 inches)

Exhibitions:  Austen Desmond Gallery: “Terry Frost Monotypes for a 75th Birthday”, Huxham, 1990. Our piece was number 9 in the catalogue.

Literature: Austen/Desmond Fine Art - “Monotypes for a 75th Birthday” - The buyer obtains this with the piece.The exhibition consisted of 24 different works.

Note: To describe the procedure for making Monotypes we would quote from the Catalogue: “A Monotype is a unique image. Although associated with the art of printmaking, it’s characteristics are those of the drawn line and the  brushstroke. The artist uses oil crayons and paintbrushes to construct the image on a sheet of perspex, a process of wiping is used to create density of colour and variation in texture. The perspex is then put through a flat bed rolling press much in the same way as an etching but at a lower pressure, thus preserving all the original detail. The transferring of the image from perspex to paper cannot be repeated without repainting. The monotype is this a spontaneous medium, retaining the element of creative surprise. It is a discipline that has always appealed to artists because of its relative simplicity and variety of effects.”


 

Terry Frost Red,Blue, Orange on Yellow

Red, Blue, Orange on Yellow 

Original Lithograph,  in  colours , 1969,  on  Arches (watermarked) wove paper,  with full  margins,  signed and dated  by the artist in pencil.

Edition:  75 - There were also 10 artists proofs.

Size:Image size:  x  mms ; Paper size  764 x 563 mms (30” x 22.5” inches) 

Printed by:  Emil Mattieu Atelier, Zurich

Published by:  Leslie Waddington Prints, London

References:  Dominic Kemp : “Terry Frost Prints - a Catalogue Raisonne” Number 51

Condition:  In very good condition with nice fresh colours.

Public Collections:  The Tate Gallery, London; 

Condition: In good condition


 

Terry Frost Ice Blue

Ice Blue 

Original Lithograph,  in  colours ,  1972, on  BFK Rives paper (watermarked) ,  with full  margins,  signed by the artist in pencil.

Edition:  One of 10 artists proofs from the signed and numbered edition of 65

Size:Image size:  654 x 517  mms ; Paper size  902 x 634 mms (35 ½” x 25” inches)  

Printed by:  Emil Mattieu Atelier, Zurich

Published by:  Leslie Waddington Prints, London

References:  Dominic Kemp : “Terry Frost Prints - a Catalogue Raisonne” Number 63

Condition:  In very good condition with nice fresh colours.

Public Collections:  

The Tate Gallery, London; Presented by Waddington Galleries through the Institute of Contemporary Prints 1975 - reference PO1150.

The Government Art Collection, London


 

Terry Frost It is True

It is True 

Original Screenprint,  in  colours , 1989,  on  watermarked wove paper,  with full  margins,  signed and dated by the artist in pencil.

Edition: 25 ; There was an unknown number of artists proofs and at least 13 unsigned proofs

Size:Image size: 570 x 400 mms ; Paper size  755 x 565 mms (29.75” x 22.25” inches)

Printed  and Published by:  The Royal College of Art, London

References:  Dominic Kemp : “Terry Frost Prints - a Catalogue Raisonne” Number 109

Condition:  In very good condition with nice fresh colours.


 

Terry Frost Untitled

Untitled (Yellow, Blue and red) 

Medium: Original watercolour,  in Yellow, Blue & Red,  signed and dated by the artist in pencil.

Size: 210 x 550 mms

Note: Frost was a leading member of the Saint Ives Schools based in Cornwall. His works are said to reflect the colours of the sun and the waves of the sea.