SIR TERRY FROST, R.A.
SUSPENDED FORMS; AND RED AND BLACK
one: signed and dated 80; the other: signed
one: collaged oil on canvas and acrylic on card; the other: oil pastel on card
one: 26 by 20cm.; 10¼ by 8in.; the other: 18 by 25.5cm.; 7 by 10in.
Executed in 1980 and 1989 respectively.
Both unexamined out of the frame. One appears to be adhered to the backboard along the vertical edges. The other is secured to the mount with a number of adhesive tabs on the reverse. All of the collaged elements appear to be securely adhered, however they all undulate slightly in keeping with the Artist's working methods. The edges of the former sheet are very slightly unevenly cut, in keeping with the Artist's intentions, and there is some very minor rounding to the corners of the sheet. The left edge of the central collaged panel is slightly uneven. There are a couple of tiny flecks of loss in the central collaged panel of the former sheet. There is also a small scratch in the blue vertical stripe of pigment in the former sheet. The upper right corner of the latter sheet has a tiny nick at the extreme edge. There are some light handling marks in places. There is some light surface dirt in places and some studio matter. This excepting both works appear to be in very good overall condition.
Both works are float mounted within simple wooden frames and held behind glass.
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Sale, Bloomsbury Auctions, London, 7th December 2004, lot 249 (Suspended Forms)
Sale, Sotheby's Olympia, 8th June 2005, lot 282 (Suspended Forms)
Beaux Arts, London, where acquired by the present owner (both)