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Beaux Arts  Art Gallery exhibiting Modern British and International Contemporary Painters & Sculptors || London and Bath ||

"Her drawings – which should more properly be called paintings – were not notes for sculptures made in private sketchbooks, but public statements, as ample and outgoing as her sculptures. They were not a secondary, but a parallel creative activity, and they were made in a similarly vigorous, bold and assertive way." Julian Spalding, ‘Frink’s Last Word’, 2011
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Elisabeth Frink
Gogglehead
1967
Watercolour and pencil
55 x 75 cm
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'Frink' runs at Beaux Arts London until Saturday 1st December. Our Mayfair Gallery is open 11am - 6pm Monday to Saturday.
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Elisabeth Frink will be featured on BBC Radio 3's 'Free Thinking' tonight at 10pm GMT.
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Since her death in 1993, Frink’s main contribution to sculpture is recognized in her depiction of the male figure, and in particular, the anonymous, monumental head. This was also her central obsession and she was at her best when exploring man’s shockingly violent relationship with society – and his capacity for both heroism and cowardice. As she herself said: “thugishness is a bit of a preoccupation with me”. The Desert Quartet of 1989 were the final heads that Frink produced and at over 4 feet/1.2 metres they are also the largest and most impending/monumental. Inspired by a visit to the Tunisian desert and more specifically, the Algerian War, Frink was attempting to convey and explore the quality of evil.
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Elisabeth Frink
Desert Quartet Head II
1989
Bronze
H: 128 cm x W116.8 x D:76.2cm
Edition 6 of 6
FCR 379
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We are delighted to announce that Elisabeth Frink will be featured on BBC Radio 3's 'Free Thinking' on Tuesday 12 November at 10pm GMT.
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Frink's 'Miner's Head' was commissioned by the National Union of Mine workers, Northwestern area, for East Haydock Branch library in St Helen's of Lancashire.
Only 2 copies were ever made: one that is on show at the Haydock Library and the second at our current Frink exhibition at Beaux Arts London until Saturday 1st December 2018
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Elisabeth Frink
Miner’s Head
1976
Bronze
Ed. of 6
H: 48.3 cm (19 inches)
FCR257
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"The Dying King is one of my key pieces from the 1960s. He's dying on a battlefield. The idea came from seeing a film which showed Richard III being killed in battle, stabbed to death as he put his arm up to fend his attackers off. And i'd been going round churches for two or three days earlier, looking at the figures on medieval tombs, which I found quite wonderful. So it's a crusader figure on a tomb. I didn't develop an idea from Dying King, it sort of stopped." Elisabeth Frink.
The sculpture was included in the controversial 1978 Arts Council Hayward Annual: the first to be organised by women showing predominately women artists.
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Elisabeth Frink
Dying King
1963
Bronze
Edition 1 of 3
H: 90.2 cm (35.5 ins), W: 198.1 cm (78 ins)
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"Referring to some of her later work she frequently expressed her feelings that humankind had lost something important, the respect for all life. In her Man and Baboon drawing, 1990 the human animal is portrayed as seeking moral guidance from the ape." Catalogue Essay 2013, Annette Ratuszniak
Editor, Elisabeth Frink Catalogue Raisonné of Sculpture 1947-93
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Elisabeth Frink
Man and Baboon
1990
Acrylic and Charcoal on Paper
68 x 48.5 inches
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'Frink' has now been extended until Saturday 1st December at Beaux Arts London. Our Mayfair Gallery is open 11am - 6pm Monday to Saturday.
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"Like Bourgeois Frink was fascinated and delighted by male genitals with their contradictory message of power and vulnerability; no artist male or female has ever given a better account of them. Even in an early and understated sculpture like Torso the fulcrum of the figure is the sea anemone-shape nestled between the thighs. If men choose to sculpt female figures because they are the desirable other, women may do the same, but so far only Frink has managed it." Germaine Greer, Frink and the Paradox of Masculinity, 2009
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Elisabeth Frink
Torso
1958
Bronze
Edition 3 of 3
FCR56 (CR45)
H: 31.4 cm (12 inches)
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'Frink' exhibition will now run until 1 December 2018 at Beaux Arts London #Frink #GermaineGreer #ModernBritishArt #beauxarts

"Fear of losing her handsome soldier-father may in part explain her enduring fascination with the male figure. But war was also a source of excitement for the young Lis Frink. She described it as ‘the really big drama’ of her childhood. Bombs regularly dropped and planes crashed around Thurlow in Suffolk, where she lived with her family. She recalled diving for cover of a hedge as a plane screeched overhead, guns blazing. A few years later, in Exmouth, where the 12-year-old Lis had been sent to school for her safety, she narrowly escaped death when enemy bombers unloaded their cargo over the town...These scenes were played out in dreams throughout her life – ‘recurrent nightmares about planes crashing and things falling out of the sky’ – and found an outlet in a fear of heights and falling through space that never left her.
‘Things falling out of the sky’ – a birdman perhaps?" Emma Lilley, 2009
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Elisabeth Frink
Birdman
c.1960
Bronze
H: 186 cm (73.3 inches)
Edition 1 of 4
FCR75
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A solo exhibition by Dame Elisabeth Frink RA (1930-1993) with some of the finest examples of her work will run from 11 October - 10 November at Beaux Arts London #frink #elisabethfrink #beauxarts #birdman #mayfairgallery #sculpture #modernbritishart

"What Frink's sculptures and drawings have in common, whatever their subject, is the fact that she was a communicator - though never a propagandist. Formal concerns were to some extent a secondary matter. She never wanted her art to be isolated from human emotions and recognisably human concerns. What people respond to in her art is its directness, its emotional charge. That is why it still seems so remarkably full of life, even though the artist herself is no longer with us." Edward Lucie-Smith, April 2002
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Elisabeth Frink
Assassins I
1963
Bronze
H: 56cm (22 inches)
Edition 7 of 7
FCR128
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A solo exhibition by Dame Elisabeth Frink RA (1930-1993) with some of the finest examples of her work will run from 11 October - 10 November at Beaux Arts London #frink #elisabethfrink #beauxarts #mayfairgallery #sculpture #modernbritishart #edwardluciesmith

Colin Gleadell, Art Market Focus, The Daily Telegraph: "The London exhibition takes a similar tack, but here the prices (Beaux Arts has represented Frink and her estate for 40 years), remind us that, while the curatorial elite may have marginalised her, the market has not. Indeed, Frink is one of the few British sculptors of the post-war generation to sell for £1 million at auction. Furthermore, the average price of a Frink sculpture has increased by 8035.6 percent since the mid Seventies." @telegraph
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Elisabeth Frink
Walking Man (Riace I)
1986
Bronze
H: (211 cm) 6 feet 11 inches
A/C Edition of 4
FCR 347
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A solo exhibition by Dame Elisabeth Frink RA (1930-1993) with some of the finest examples of her work will run from 11 October - 10 November at Beaux Arts London #frink #elisabethfrink #beauxarts #mayfairgallery #sculpture #modernbritishart #telegrapharts #telegraphculture #thedailytelegraph

"Since her death, her Estate has been largely kept together and resourcefully overseen by the son from her first marriage, Lin Jammet, himself an artist. Last summer, Jammet died unexpectedly, but not before he had put his affairs in order, settling the bulk of the Frink Estate on museums and public galleries. For the art market, this move has had serious repercussions: no more work will be released by the Estate for sale. With so much Frink safely in public collections, the sculptures, paintings and drawings remaining in the private sector will inevitably attain a new scarcity value. In the future, there won’t be many commercial exhibitions of Frink’s work like the present one." Andrew Lambirth, Catalogue Essay 2018
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A solo exhibition by Dame Elisabeth Frink RA (1930-1993) with some of the finest examples of her work will run from 11 October - 10 November at Beaux Arts London #frink #elisabethfrink #beauxarts #mayfairgallery #sculpture #modernbritishart

"Her human figures are equally untamed, deeply and disturbingly other. Eyes are often hidden or so deeply set that their look is as unfathomable as any wild creature's. The eyes of Head are almost obliterated, the great mass and strength of the skull and jaw on its columnar neck are undirected, the parted lips bespeaking helplessness. The heaviest of Frink's massive male heads contains its own contradiction, its own untold story of the boy's separation from his mother and the lonely struggle towards manhood. When her large hands chipped and hammered and scratched the plaster into shape, they were leaving the marks of her creature's suffering and endurance." Germaine Greer, 'The paradox of masculinity' 2009
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Elisabeth Frink
Head
1967
Bronze
H: 48.3 cm (19 inches)
Edition 6/6
FCR195
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A solo exhibition of Dame Elisabeth Frink RA (1930-1993) with some of the finest examples of her work will run from 11 October - 10 November at Beaux Arts London #beauxarts #elisabethfrink #frink #sculpture #comingsoon #bronze

A solo exhibition by Dame Elisabeth Frink RA (1930-1993) with some of the finest examples of her work will run from 11 October - 10 November at Beaux Arts London.
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"This year marks the 25th anniversary of her death. As time passes, the originality of her achievement becomes more and more pronounced, and her status as the most consistently inventive and visionary figurative sculptor of post-war Britain becomes increasingly assured." Andrew Lambirth, Catalogue Essay 2018
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Photo courtesy of the Frink Estate; archive held at Dorset History Centre
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