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Sir Terry Frost, R.A.
BLUE FIGURE
Estimate
30,00050,000
JUMP TO LOT
79
Sir Terry Frost, R.A.
BLUE FIGURE
Estimate
30,00050,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

20th Century British Art

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Sir Terry Frost, R.A.
1915-2003
BLUE FIGURE

signed and dated 1957 on an artist's label attached to the reverse; further inscribed in a letter by the artist attached to the reverse; also titled and dated 57 on the reverse


oil on board
76 by 58cm.; 30 by 23in.
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Provenance

Sale, Sotheby's London, 1st October 1997, lot 240, where acquired by the previous owner
Belgrave Gallery, London, where acquired by the present owner in 1999

Catalogue Note

The letter written by the artist, which is attached to the reverse reads:

Sunday Thoughts of Blue 57 My thoughts are crowded out by nostalgic imagination to the almost complete destruction of memory. All that comes to me is a battle about figuration verbally  in letters with my great friend Roger Hilton. At that time in Leeds I had attempted to use a kind of "figure" shape either horizontally or vertically- but it had to have no resemblance to Picasso figure distortion. Remember Moores (sic) reclining figures were dominating British sculpture. I used the rhythm I liked the linear drawing that finished up with chevrons used for structural reasons and very often a submerged nipple delight, sensuality being a very important feeling on top of a good structure. Thats all this Sunday morning Terry

20th Century British Art

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London