Modern British Abstraction

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An exhibition of Modern British Abstraction featuring works by Sir Terry Frost

Patrick Heron

Howard Hodgkin

Cristopher Le Brun

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Born in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England, Frost did not become an artist until he was in his 30s During his army service in World War II, he met and was taught by Adrian Heath while a prisoner of war. Subsequently, he attended Camberwell School of Art and the St Ives School of Art In 1951, he worked as an assistant to the sculptor Barbara Hepworth.

Frost was an abstract painter after beginning in the Euston Road Group Realist tradition. He attended evening classes in art at the age of sixteen, then worked at various jobs mainly concerned with radio and electricity He started painting while a prisoner of war in Germany 1943, moved to St Ives in 1946 and studied under Leonard Fuller; then studied from 1947 at the Camberwell School of Art under Pasmore and Coldstream He was a member of the Penwith Society, St Ives and had his first one-man exhibition in London at the Leicester Galleries in 1952 and in New York at the Bertha Schaefer Gallery 1960 Frost taught at Bath Academy, Corsham, 1952 was a Gregory Fellow at Leeds University 1954-6 and taught at Leeds College of Art 1956-9. He was a member of the London Group 1958, lived in St Ives 1959-63 and then moved to Banbury

Black and Red on Blue

Original Screenprint, 1968, edition 21 / 75

In colours on Kent wove paper, signed by the artist in pencil.

Image dimensions:

57.4 x 77.2 cm

Framed dimensions: 90 x 110 cm

£2,700

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Brown, Blue and Black Descending

Original Screenprint, 1981, edition 8 / 75

In colours on wove paper, signed by the artist in pencil.

Image dimensions:

73 x 53 cm

Framed dimensions:

103 x 81 cm

£1,750 SOLD

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Hand Blown Murano

Disc, 2001, with applied black, blue and yellow glass “brush strokes”

Signed, titled and dated “Venice 2001”

Presented on a metallic holder which displays the work as a sculpture. The artist was present and participated in the manufacture of this work.

AP II / III

Dimensions:

48 cm diameter

£5,500

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

Blown

2001, with applied black, blue and yellow glass “brush strokes”

Signed, titled and dated “Venice 2001”

Presented on a metallic holder which displays the work as a sculpture. The artist was present and participated in the manufacture of this work.

AP II / II

Dimensions:

30 x 22 cm

£6,000

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Serenissimo - Glass Vase - A tribute to Venice and the Lagoon Hand Murano glass vase,

Patrick Heron was a British abstract and figurative artist, critic, writer, and polemicist, who lived in Zennor, Cornwall.

Heron was recognised as one of the leading painters of his generation. Influenced by Cézanne, Matisse, Braque and Bonnard, Heron made a significant contribution to the dissemination of modernist ideas of painting through his critical writing and primarily his art.

Heron's artworks are most noted for his exploration and use of colour and light. He is known for both his early figurative work and non-figurative works, which over the years looked to explore further the idea of making all areas of the painting of equal importance. His work was exhibited widely throughout his career and while he wrote regularly early in his career, notably for New Statesman and Arts New York, this continued periodically in later years

Original screenprint, 1970

In colours, on wove paper, signed and dated by the artist in pencil, verso is the Publishers stamp.

Edition 31 / 100

Image dimensions: 58.6 x 78 cm

Framed dimensions: 89 x 108 cm

£5,900

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Six in Light Orange with Red and Yellow

Six in Vermillion with Green in Yellow

Original screenprint, 1970

In colours, on wove paper, signed and dated by the artist in pencil, verso is the Publishers stamp.

Edition 65 / 100

Image dimensions:

59 x 78 cm

Framed dimensions:

89 x 108 cm

£5,900

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Six in Vermillion with Violet in Red

Original screenprint, 1970

In colours, on wove paper, signed and dated by the artist in pencil, verso is the Publishers stamp.

Edition 77 / 100

Image dimensions:

59 x 78 cm

Framed dimensions:

89 x 108 cm

£5,900

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Six in Vermillion with Red in Red

Original screenprint, 1970

In colours, on wove paper, signed and dated by the artist in pencil, verso is the Publishers stamp.

Edition 67 / 100

Image dimensions:

59 x 78 cm

Framed dimensions:

89 x 108 cm

£5,900

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Original screenprint, 1971

In colours, on wove paper, signed and dated by the artist in pencil, verso is the Publishers stamp.

Edition 13 / 75

Image dimensions:

59 x 79 cm

Framed dimensions:

89 x 108 cm

£5,900 SOLD

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Untitled (C.A.S.)

January 1973: 8

Original screenprint, 1973

In colours, on wove paper, signed and dated by the artist in pencil, verso is the Publishers stamp.

Edition 8 / 72

Image dimensions:

59 x 80 cm

Framed dimensions:

89 x 108 cm

£5,900

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Small Red January, 1973:2

Original screenprint, 1973

In colours, on wove paper, signed and dated by the artist in pencil, verso is the Publishers stamp.

Edition 7 / 72

Image dimensions:

42.8 x 52 cm

Framed dimensions:

57.5 x 66 cm

£4,700

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Howard Hodgkin was amongst the last great luminaries of a tradition of twentieth-century British abstraction that included figures such as Patrick Heron and Terry Frost Many older artists associated with this tradition could be loosely attached to particular styles or movements, such as the St Ives School of the mid-twentieth century Hodgkin was a more singular presence in the British art world, not least because his own contemporaries and friends included the British Pop artists: Patrick Caulfield, David Hockney, Peter Blake, and others Hodgkin was thus a curious liminal figure, celebrated for an emotionally invested abstraction at a time when such an approach had largely been consigned to recent art history Hodgkin's bold canvases and panel-based paintings occupy a thrilling intersection between pure arrangement of color and texture and subtly evocative figuration

Sea

Sugar lift-ground etching and aquatint, 2002 / 2003

From one copper plate, printed in blue black, with hand colouring in ultramarine blue, zinc white and cyan acrylic.

Signed by the artist with initials and dated MMIII in pencil PP 2/5

Sheet dimensions: 23.2 x 26.5 cm

Framed dimensions: 34.5 x 44.5 cm

£7,500

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Bed

Aquatint from two copper plates printed in black, 1973/74 - 78

Red & orange with hand colouring in orange gouache, on cream coloured Velin Arches hand made paper

Signed by the artist with initials in pencil and numbered (lower centre)

Edition 25/50

Sheet dimensions:

44.5 x 60 cm

£6,500

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Breakfast

Aquatint from two copper plates printed in black, 1973/74 - 78

Red & orange with hand colouring in orange gouache, on cream coloured Velin Arches hand made paper

Signed by the artist with initials in pencil and numbered (lower centre)

Edition 25/50

Sheet dimensions:

44.5 x 60 cm

£6,500

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Le Brun was born in Portsmouth in 1951 From 1970–74, he studied for the DFA at Slade School of Art and for an MA at Chelsea College of Arts between 1974–75. A double prizewinner at the biennial John Moores Painting Prize, Le Brun was one of ten Shortlisted Prize Winners in 1978, and won 3rd Prize in 1980 His first solo exhibition was in 1980 with Nigel Greenwood Gallery and soon after he was included in international exhibitions such as the Venice Biennale and Zeitgeist at Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, "An International Survey of Recent Painting and Sculpture" at the Museum of Modern Art, New York in 1984, "Avant-garde in the Eighties" at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 1987 and "Contemporary Voices" at MoMA in 2005

He was one of the five artists shortlisted for a monumental sculpture commission, the Ebbsfleet Landmark (Angel of the South) in 2008. In 2011, he was the chief co-ordinator of the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition On 8 December 2011, he was elected president of the Royal Academy During his presidency, he was closely involved in the most significant redevelopment in the academy’s 250 year history. Le Brun stepped down in December 2019 He lives and works in London and is married to the artist Charlotte Verity

Ideas of March IV (i)

Woodcut, 2019

Signed by the artist and numbered on the reverse

Edition 7 / 18

Sheet dimensions:

25.5 x 21 cm

Framed dimensions:

35.5 x 31 cm

£1,650 SOLD

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Ideas of March IV (ii)

Woodcut, 2019

Signed by the artist and numbered on the reverse

Edition 7 / 18

Sheet dimensions: 25.5 x 21 cm

Framed dimensions:

35.5 x 31 cm

£1,650 SOLD

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Ideas of March IV (iii)

Woodcut, 2019

Signed by the artist and numbered on the reverse Edition 7 / 18

Sheet dimensions: 25.5 x 21 cm

Framed dimensions: 35.5 x 31 cm

£1,650

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Ideas of March IV (iv)

Woodcut, 2019

Signed by the artist and numbered on the reverse

Edition 7 / 18

Sheet dimensions:

25.5 x 21 cm

Framed dimensions:

35.5 x 31 cm

£1,650

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Ideas of March IV (v)

Woodcut, 2019

Signed by the artist and numbered on the reverse

Edition 7 / 18

Sheet dimensions:

25.5 x 21 cm

Framed dimensions:

35.5 x 31 cm

£1,650

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Ideas of March IV (vi)

Woodcut, 2019

Signed by the artist and numbered on the reverse

Edition 7 / 18

Sheet dimensions:

25.5 x 21 cm

Framed dimensions:

35.5 x 31 cm

£1,650 SOLD

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An exhibition of Modern British Abstraction featuring works by Sir Terry Frost

Patrick Heron

Howard Hodgkin

Cristopher Le Brun

The artworks featured in this catalogue are available for viewing at Gloucester Room.

To enquire about reserving or acquiring any of the artworks, please call the gallery on 020 7935 1114 or email info@gloucesterroom.com.

Dimensions are quoted in cm

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