a catalogue raisonné


Scholarly and important publication - Artist Magazine

His images explode off the page - RA Magazine

Well-judged catalogue raisonné - TLS

Does Frost proud as a printmaker - Print Quarterly

 

Sir Terry Frost RA (1915-2003) is one of Britain's most important post-war printmakers. Over four hundred prints spanning seven decades making use of every printmaking process available.

 

 

 

 

 

  

      The book cover 270 x 249 mm

 

This is the first and only catalogue raisonné of Terry Frost's original prints (excluding monotypes). Written and compiled by Dominic Kemp with contributions and essays from Anthony Frost, John Hoyland RA, Stanley Jones MBE, Brad Faine, and Charles Booth-Clibborn.

CONTENTS 

Each print has its own, fully described catalogue entry, illustrated in full colour and in most cases occupying its own full page. A detailed introduction by Dominic Kemp, including photographs of the artist at work, together with insightful responses from family, colleagues, printers and publishers. Endnotes, a glossary, chronology of the artist's life, list of exhibitions, index of titles, index of publishers, and a page of signature examples complete the book, which has already become the primary reference tool for Terry Frost's prints.

The book is available in hardback, comprising 304 pages with 260 colour illustrations, published by Lund Humphries 2010. The print run was 2000 and has now sold out. The price for second hand copies is escalating, so if you can find one anywhere my advice is to buy it now. There are no immediate plans for a second edition.

There is also a Special Edition of the book accompanied by a  never before seen original etching by Terry. The etching, Red and Black Sunburst (below), was proofed before the artist's death, in 2003, at Stoneman Graphics, Cornwall, and was published in an edition of 100 in 2010 to accompany the book. I am afraid this is also sold out now.

ISBN 978-1-84822-035-5 (hardback)

ISBN 978-1-84822-036-2 (special edition)

   

 

 

 

  261. Red and Black Sunburst 2003 and 2010

  Etching and Aquatint 224 x 247 mm 

 

Enormous thanks to the Frost family and estate, Irving Grose, Linda Stoneman, John Hoyland, Stanley Jones, Brad Faine, Charles Booth-Clibborn and the staff at Lund Humphries for their help and support to produce this book and etching.