M 17,  OCTOBER '62

© Estate of Terry Frost. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2018.

M 17, OCTOBER '62 1962

Sir Terry Frost (1915 – 2003)

Details

Dimension
183 X 183 CM
Media
OIL ON CANVAS
Accession number
P750

Summary

In the catalogue Six Decades (Royal Academy of Arts, London 2000), Frost described this work as 'a snorter, I am proud of that. This was a deliberate effort on my part to find out for myself what was going on. I think it was the critic of the Daily Mailwho first saw road traffic signs in my painting. You used to see a lot of them in Banbury (near where the artist was living at the time), because lots of people go through it on their way somewhere else. I thought, with this criticism, why don't I do all the signs I have seen on one canvas? So you have everything on there I have ever done.'