Sir Terry FrostThe Old Lizard 1989

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Artist
Sir Terry Frost (1915‑2003)
Title
The Old Lizard
El Lagarto Viejo
Date 1989
MediumEtching on paper
Dimensionsimage: 558 x 375 mm
Collection
Lent by the American Fund for the Tate Gallery, courtesy of David and Renée McKee 2003
On long term loan
Reference
L02498
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Summary

Frost was a major figure in the second generation of St Ives artists. Although he is primarily known as an abstract painter, printmaking was a major part of his artistic output throughout his career. The prints in the series Eleven Poems by Federico Garcia Lorca were produced to accompany a suite of poems by Spanish poet and dramatist Federico García Lorca (1898-1936) printed in the original Spanish and in English translation. Work on Frost’s colour intaglio prints in this series was overseen first by painter and graphic designer Gordon House and then by printmaker Hugh Stoneman. The poems and prints were published by Austin/Desmond Contemporary Books, London in 1989 in a solander box designed by the artist. In the box each print rests inside a paper folder on which the respective poem is printed. In addition Frost decorated the exterior of the box and designed a title page for the portfolio… (read more)

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