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Painter, b. 1934 -

Richard Sheridan Franklin Bowling OBE RA (born 26 February 1934), known as Frank Bowling, is a Guyana-born British artist. His paintings relate to Abstract expressionism, Color Field painting and Lyrical Abstraction.

Bowling was born in Bartica, Guyana, South America. His father was a police district paymaster and his mother a seamstress, and in 1950, at the age of 15, he moved to England, where he lived with an uncle and completed his education.

After doing his National Service in the Royal Air Force, Bowling went on to study art, despite earlier ambitions to be a poet and a writer. He studied at the Chelsea School of Art, then in 1959 won a scholarship to London's Royal College of Art, where fellow students included artists such as David Hockney, Derek Boshier, Allen Jones, R. B. Kitaj and Peter Phillips. At graduation in 1962, Hockney was awarded the gold medal while Bowling was given the silver. Bowling had been tipped to win the gold but due to his controversial 1960 marriage to Royal College Registrar Paddy Kitchen (they divorced in the late 1960s), he was relegated to silver. His first one-person exhibition, entitled "Image in Revolt," was held in London in 1962 at the Grabowski Galleries, and other exhibitions followed. However, Bowling was frustrated at being pigeonholed as a Caribbean artist; as he said in a Guardian interview with Laura Barnett: "It seemed that everyone was expecting me to paint some kind of protest art out of postcolonial discussion. For a while I fell for it. I painted a picture called the Martyrdom of Patrice Lumumba."
1960s–present

A move to New York in the mid-1960s exposed Bowling to his American contemporaries and soon won him a place in the 1971 Whitney Biennial. As Maya Jaggi writes: "unlike contemporaries who founded British pop art, Bowling took a singular path, from Bacon-esque figurative painting to an abstract art touched by personal memory and history.... Encouraged by the US critic Clement Greenberg, he found a freedom in abstract art, alongside Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock and Barnett Newman." Between 1969 and 1972 Bowling was a contributing editor of Arts Magazine.

Bowling now spends part of each year between London and New York, where he maintains studios.

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        • SIR FRANK BOWLING, OBE RA (1934 - ) Pouring Over 2 Morrison Boys & 2 Maps I.
          Apr. 04, 2024

          SIR FRANK BOWLING, OBE RA (1934 - ) Pouring Over 2 Morrison Boys & 2 Maps I.

          Est: $5,000 - $7,000

          SIR FRANK BOWLING, OBE RA (1934 - ) Pouring Over 2 Morrison Boys & 2 Maps I. Color polymergravure with blockprinting on Somerset paper, 2019. 1170x740 mm; 45¾x29¼ inches. Artist's proof, one of 16 artist proofs, aside from the edition of 68. Signed and inscribed "AP" in pencil, verso. Published by The Paragon Press, London.

          Swann Auction Galleries
        • Frank Bowling OBE, RA (1934-), two limited edition Tate Modern pocket squares,
          Feb. 22, 2024

          Frank Bowling OBE, RA (1934-), two limited edition Tate Modern pocket squares,

          Est: £100 - £200

          Frank Bowling OBE, RA (1934-), two limited edition Tate Modern pocket squares, to include Wadi Two, numbered 91/250 42 x 42cm; and After Matisse, numbered 55/250 42 x 42cm each contained within original Tate Modern packaging

          Cheffins
        • FRANK BOWLING (after)
          Feb. 20, 2024

          FRANK BOWLING (after)

          Est: CHF180 - CHF280

          Doughlah G.E.P., 1968-71 . Special Edition Print. 330gsm Somerset Velvet cotton rag paper. Size 80 × 66 cm Doughlah G.E.P., 1968-71 . Tirage spécial. 330gsm Somerset Velvet papier chiffon de coton. Taille 80 x 66 cm

          TGP Auction
        • FRANK BOWLING (after)
          Feb. 20, 2024

          FRANK BOWLING (after)

          Est: CHF450 - CHF550

          Rupununi, 1971. 330gsm Somerset Velvet cotton rag paper. Size 72 × 100 cm Rupununi, 1971. 330g/m2 Somerset Velvet papier chiffon en coton. Taille 72 x 100 cm

          TGP Auction
        • FRANK BOWLING (after)
          Feb. 20, 2024

          FRANK BOWLING (after)

          Est: CHF350 - CHF450

          Hothead, 2016. 330gsm Somerset Velvet cotton rag paper. Size 80 × 75 cm Hothead, 2016. 330g/m2 Somerset Velvet papier chiffon en coton. Taille 80 x 75 cm

          TGP Auction
        • Frank Bowling, Billow
          Nov. 08, 2023

          Frank Bowling, Billow

          Est: $40,000 - $60,000

          Frank Bowling Billow 2010 acrylic and collage on canvas 31 h x 28 w in (79 x 71 cm) Signed, titled and dated to verso 'Frank Bowling Billow 2010'. Provenance: Spanierman Modern, New York | Acquired from the previous by the present owner This work will ship from New York City.

          Rago Arts and Auction Center
        • SIR FRANK BOWLING, R.A. (B. 1934) Swan Painting oil on canvas 46 x 30 in. (
          Oct. 19, 2023

          SIR FRANK BOWLING, R.A. (B. 1934) Swan Painting oil on canvas 46 x 30 in. (

          Est: £18,000 - £25,000

          SIR FRANK BOWLING, R.A. (B. 1934) Swan Painting oil on canvas 46 x 30 in. (116.8 x 76.2 cm.)

          Christie's
        • SIR FRANK BOWLING, R.A. (B. 1934) Snow Painting oil and sand on canvas 30 x
          Oct. 19, 2023

          SIR FRANK BOWLING, R.A. (B. 1934) Snow Painting oil and sand on canvas 30 x

          Est: £30,000 - £50,000

          SIR FRANK BOWLING, R.A. (B. 1934) Snow Painting oil and sand on canvas 30 x 20 in. (76.2 x 50.8 cm.)

          Christie's
        • § SIR FRANK BOWLING OBE RA (BRITISH B.1934)
          Oct. 03, 2023

          § SIR FRANK BOWLING OBE RA (BRITISH B.1934)

          Est: £1,000 - £2,000

          SIR FRANK BOWLING OBE RA (BRITISH B.1934) Towards Crab Island 2018 initialled and numbered 6/75 in black ink archival pigment print in colours on wove published by Hales Gallery sheet 50.8 x 83.5cm unframed ARR Note: this lot is accompanied by the monograph Frank Bowling, Mappa Mundi, published by Prestel

          Chiswick Auctions
        • FRANK BOWLING (B. 1934) Pouring Over 2 Morrison Boys & 2 Maps I Image & She
          Sep. 28, 2023

          FRANK BOWLING (B. 1934) Pouring Over 2 Morrison Boys & 2 Maps I Image & She

          Est: £5,000 - £7,000

          FRANK BOWLING (B. 1934) Pouring Over 2 Morrison Boys & 2 Maps I Image & Sheet 1170 x 740 mm.

          Christie's
        • § FRANK BOWLING OBE RA (BRITISH B.1934)
          Jun. 28, 2023

          § FRANK BOWLING OBE RA (BRITISH B.1934)

          Est: £2,500 - £3,500

          FRANK BOWLING OBE RA (BRITISH B.1934) As If Eleven 2020 signed, dated and numbered from the edition of 100 in black pen screenprint in colours on 410gsm Somerset wove printed and published by Counter Editions, Margate sheet 76 x 60cm unframed ARR

          Chiswick Auctions
        • Sir Frank Bowling R.A. (British, born 1934) Untitled 60.9 x 91.5 cm. (24 x 36 in.)
          Jun. 21, 2023

          Sir Frank Bowling R.A. (British, born 1934) Untitled 60.9 x 91.5 cm. (24 x 36 in.)

          Est: £100,000 - £150,000

          Sir Frank Bowling R.A. (British, born 1934) Untitled acrylic and collage on canvas 60.9 x 91.5 cm. (24 x 36 in.)

          Bonhams
        • SIR FRANK BOWLING OBE RA, BRITISH B.1934- TOWARDS CRAB ISLAND, 2018; GICLÉE PRINT IN COLOURS ON WO
          Jun. 15, 2023

          SIR FRANK BOWLING OBE RA, BRITISH B.1934- TOWARDS CRAB ISLAND, 2018; GICLÉE PRINT IN COLOURS ON WO

          Est: £1,200 - £1,800

          Sir Frank Bowling OBE RA, British b.1934- Towards Crab Island, 2018; giclée print in colours on wove, initialled and numbered 6/75 in black ink, published by the Irish Museum of Modern Art, sheet 51 x 83.6cm,  (unframed) (ARR)  Note: together with book 'Frank Bowling: Mappa Mundi', published by Prestel, 2017.

          Roseberys
        • Frank Bowling (b. 1934): Untitled
          Jun. 08, 2023

          Frank Bowling (b. 1934): Untitled

          Est: $4,000 - $8,000

          Mixed media collage on canvas, 2000, unsigned, signed with initials 'FB', dated and inscribed 'Love Piri' on the back of the frame. 8 3/4 x 6 in., 11 1/2 x 9 in. (frame) Note: Our thanks to the artist's family for confirming the authenticity of this work. It will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonne. From the Collection of Piri Halasz

          STAIR
        • SIR FRANK BOWLING, R.A. (B. 1934) Untitled (Cathedral Painting) acrylic, ac
          Mar. 21, 2023

          SIR FRANK BOWLING, R.A. (B. 1934) Untitled (Cathedral Painting) acrylic, ac

          Est: £100,000 - £200,000

          SIR FRANK BOWLING, R.A. (B. 1934) Untitled (Cathedral Painting) acrylic, acrylic gel, metallic paint and sponges on canvas 74 x 33 in. (187.9 x 83.8 cm.)

          Christie's
        • Sir Frank Bowling OBE RA, British b.1934- Towards Crab Island, 2018; giclée print in colours on w
          Mar. 07, 2023

          Sir Frank Bowling OBE RA, British b.1934- Towards Crab Island, 2018; giclée print in colours on w

          Est: £2,000 - £3,000

          Sir Frank Bowling OBE RA, British b.1934- Towards Crab Island, 2018; giclée print in colours on wove, initialled and numbered 6/75 in black ink, published by the Irish Museum of Modern Art, sheet 51 x 83.6cm,  (unframed) (ARR)  Note: together with Sir Frank Bowling OBE RA, British b.1934- Towards Crab Island, 2018; giclée print in colours on wove, initialled and numbered 6/75 in black ink, published by the Irish Museum of Modern Art, sheet 51 x 83.6cm,  (unframed) (ARR)  Note: together with book 'Frank Bowling: Mappa Mundi', published by Prestel, 2017.

          Roseberys
        • Sir Frank Bowling OBE RA, British b.1934- Untitled, 2018; pigment archival print in colours on c
          Nov. 30, 2022

          Sir Frank Bowling OBE RA, British b.1934- Untitled, 2018; pigment archival print in colours on c

          Est: £1,000 - £2,000

          Sir Frank Bowling OBE RA, British b.1934- Untitled, 2018; pigment archival print in colours on cotton photo rag, signed with initials, dated and numbered 65/75 in blue biro, published by Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, sheet: 82.5 x 60 cm, (unframed) (ARR) Please refer to department for condition report

          Roseberys
        • Sir Frank Bowling OBE RA, British b.1934- Wadi Two; cotton, modal and cashmere pocket square,
          Nov. 30, 2022

          Sir Frank Bowling OBE RA, British b.1934- Wadi Two; cotton, modal and cashmere pocket square,

          Est: £200 - £300

          Sir Frank Bowling OBE RA, British b.1934- Wadi Two; cotton, modal and cashmere pocket square, numbered 97/250 to packaging label, contained within black presentation envelope, 42 x 42 cm, (multiple) (ARR) Please refer to department for condition report

          Roseberys
        • BOWLING, FRANK: Ohne Titel.
          Nov. 03, 2022

          BOWLING, FRANK: Ohne Titel.

          Est: CHF750 - CHF1,500

          BOWLING, FRANK (Bartica 1934) : Ohne Titel; Lichtdruck; 82x59,5 cm (BG), gerahmt; handmgr. u. dat. 2018 u.r., num. 38/75

          Dobiaschofsky Auktionen AG
        • § SIR FRANK BOWLING OBE RA (BRITISH B.1934-)
          Oct. 05, 2022

          § SIR FRANK BOWLING OBE RA (BRITISH B.1934-)

          Est: £1,500 - £2,000

          § SIR FRANK BOWLING OBE RA (BRITISH B.1934-) SIR FRANK BOWLING OBE RA (BRITISH B.1934) Untitled 2018 initialled, dated and numbered 65/75 in black pen recto archival pigment print in colours on cotton photorag wove published by the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin sheet 82.5 x 59.9cm unframed/mounted ARR

          Chiswick Auctions
        • FRANK BOWLING (B. 1934) Barticaflats VII acrylic on collaged canvas 26 5/8
          Sep. 29, 2022

          FRANK BOWLING (B. 1934) Barticaflats VII acrylic on collaged canvas 26 5/8

          Est: $200,000 - $300,000

          FRANK BOWLING (B. 1934) Barticaflats VII acrylic on collaged canvas 26 5/8 x 70 5/8 in. (67.6 x 177.8 cm.)

          Christie's
        • Frank Bowling (British 1934-), 'As If Eleven', 2020
          Jul. 13, 2022

          Frank Bowling (British 1934-), 'As If Eleven', 2020

          Est: £2,000 - £3,000

          Frank Bowling (British 1934-), 'As If Eleven', 2020, screenprint in colours on 410gsm Somerset Tub Sized Satin White paper, signed, dated and numbered from an edition of 100 in pencil, published by Counter Editions; sheet: 76 x 60cm ARR

          Tate Ward Auctions
        • Sir Frank Bowling OBE RA, British b.1934- After Matisse; cotton, modal and cashmere pocket squa
          Jul. 05, 2022

          Sir Frank Bowling OBE RA, British b.1934- After Matisse; cotton, modal and cashmere pocket squa

          Est: £200 - £300

          Sir Frank Bowling OBE RA, British b.1934- After Matisse; cotton, modal and cashmere pocket square, numbered 97/250 to packaging label, contained within black presentation envelope, 42 x 42cm (multiple) (ARR) Please refer to department for condition report

          Roseberys
        • Sir Frank Bowling OBE RA, British b.1934- Towards Crab Island, 2018; giclée print in colours on
          Jul. 05, 2022

          Sir Frank Bowling OBE RA, British b.1934- Towards Crab Island, 2018; giclée print in colours on

          Est: £2,000 - £3,000

          Sir Frank Bowling OBE RA, British b.1934- Towards Crab Island, 2018; giclée print in colours on wove, initialed and numbered 6/75 in black ink, published by the Irish Museum of Modern Art, sheet 51 x 83.6cm (unframed) (ARR) Please refer to department for condition report

          Roseberys
        • Sir Frank Bowling OBE RA, British b.1934- Benjamin Run, 2020; lithograph in colours on wove, si
          Jul. 05, 2022

          Sir Frank Bowling OBE RA, British b.1934- Benjamin Run, 2020; lithograph in colours on wove, si

          Est: £1,500 - £2,000

          Sir Frank Bowling OBE RA, British b.1934- Benjamin Run, 2020; lithograph in colours on wove, signed and numbered 34/40 in pencil, published by the Hepworth Wakefield Museum, Yorkshire, 76 x 49.5cm (unframed) (ARR) Please refer to department for condition report

          Roseberys
        • Sir Frank Bowling OBE RA, British b.1934- Untitled, 2018; archival pigment print in colours on
          Jul. 05, 2022

          Sir Frank Bowling OBE RA, British b.1934- Untitled, 2018; archival pigment print in colours on

          Est: £2,000 - £3,000

          Sir Frank Bowling OBE RA, British b.1934- Untitled, 2018; archival pigment print in colours on cotton photo rag wove, initialed, dated and numbered 65/75 in black ink, published by the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, sheet 59.9 x 82.7cm (unframed/mounted) (ARR) Please refer to department for condition report

          Roseberys
        • FRANK BOWLING (BARTICA 1934)
          Jun. 20, 2022

          FRANK BOWLING (BARTICA 1934)

          Est: €1,500 - €2,500

          Untitled (2018) Signed with monogram, dated 2018 and numbered 38/75 lower right Pigment archival print, 82.2 x 60.1 cm Note: In 2019, Tate Britain presented the first full retrospective dedicated to Frank Bowling. The exhibition covered each phase of his long and sustained career, beginning with his early figurative paintings, created in London in the early 1960s, up to his later work, of which this lot is an example. Please note: condition reports and additional photos are available upon request: [email protected] / +31 (0) 20 30 12 950.

          AAG Auctioneers
        • Frank Bowling, b. 1934, Afterosignol
          Jun. 04, 2022

          Frank Bowling, b. 1934, Afterosignol

          Est: $100,000 - $200,000

          Frank Bowling b. 1934 Afterosignol 1998 acrylic with collage elements on canvas 23 x 63 inches signed, titled and dated verso Provenance: The artist to Danny Simmons to private collection, NY

          Black Art Auction
        • SIR FRANK BOWLING, OBE RA (1934 - ) Untitled.
          Mar. 31, 2022

          SIR FRANK BOWLING, OBE RA (1934 - ) Untitled.

          Est: $5,000 - $7,000

          SIR FRANK BOWLING, OBE RA (1934 - ) Untitled. Acrylic, oil and acrylic gel on paper, mounted on cotton canvas, 1988. Approximately 241x267 mm; 9 1/2x10 1/2 inches. Provenance: acquired from Anderson Fine Arts, Jersey City, NJ; private collection (1990).

          Swann Auction Galleries
        • SIR FRANK BOWLING, OBE RA (1934 - ) Untitled.
          Mar. 31, 2022

          SIR FRANK BOWLING, OBE RA (1934 - ) Untitled.

          Est: $7,000 - $10,000

          SIR FRANK BOWLING, OBE RA (1934 - ) Untitled. Acrylic, oil and acrylic gel on paper, mounted on cotton canvas, 1988. Approximately 292x210 mm; 11 1/2x8 1/4 inches. Signed and dated in pencil, lower right on the canvas support. Provenance: acquired from Anderson Fine Arts, Jersey City, NJ; private collection (1990).

          Swann Auction Galleries
        • SIR FRANK BOWLING, R.A. (b. 1934) Untitled acrylic on canvas 36 x 21 7/8 in
          Mar. 22, 2022

          SIR FRANK BOWLING, R.A. (b. 1934) Untitled acrylic on canvas 36 x 21 7/8 in

          Est: £100,000 - £200,000

          SIR FRANK BOWLING, R.A. (b. 1934) Untitled acrylic on canvas 36 x 21 7/8 in. (91.5 x 55.5 cm.)

          Christie's
        • Frank Bowling (b. 1934) Towards Crab Island
          Jan. 26, 2022

          Frank Bowling (b. 1934) Towards Crab Island

          Est: £1,500 - £2,000

          Frank Bowling (b. 1934) Towards Crab Island Digital pigment print in colours, 2018, signed and dated in ink by Frank Bowling and the printer Paul Hedge and numbered from the edition of 75 on the Certificate of Authenticity, published by Hales Gallery, London, with their Certificate of Authenticity, on wove paper, with margins, image 497 x 825mm (19 1/2 x 32 1/2in) This lot is sold subject to Artists Resale Rights, details of which can be found in our Terms and Conditions.

          Forum Auctions - UK
        • Frank Bowling (b. 1934) Benjamin Run
          Dec. 14, 2021

          Frank Bowling (b. 1934) Benjamin Run

          Est: £2,000 - £3,000

          Frank Bowling (b. 1934) Benjamin Run Lithograph printed in colours, 2020, signed and numbered from the edition of 40 in pencil, published by The Hepworth Wakefield, Wakefield, on wove paper, with full margins, image 687 x 452mm (27 1/8 x 17 3/4in) This lot is sold subject to Artists Resale Rights, details of which can be found in our Terms and Conditions.

          Forum Auctions - UK
        • Frank Bowling (b. 1934) Towards Crab Island
          Dec. 14, 2021

          Frank Bowling (b. 1934) Towards Crab Island

          Est: £1,500 - £2,000

          Frank Bowling (b. 1934) Towards Crab Island Digital pigment print in colours, 2018, signed and dated in ink by Frank Bowling and the printer Paul Hedge and numbered from the edition of 75 on the Certificate of Authenticity, published by Hales Gallery, London, with their Certificate of Authenticity, on wove paper, with margins, image 497 x 825mm (19 1/2 x 32 1/2in) This lot is sold subject to Artists Resale Rights, details of which can be found in our Terms and Conditions.

          Forum Auctions - UK
        • Frank Bowling (British 1934-), 'Benjamin Run', 2020
          Dec. 07, 2021

          Frank Bowling (British 1934-), 'Benjamin Run', 2020

          Est: £1,500 - £2,000

          Frank Bowling (British 1934-), 'Benjamin Run', 2020, lithograph in colours on wove paper, signed and numbered from an edition of 40 in pencil, published by The Hepworth Wakefield; sheet: 75.5 x 49.5cm ARR

          Tate Ward Auctions
        • Frank Bowling, b. 1934, Mother Approaching Sixty
          Dec. 04, 2021

          Frank Bowling, b. 1934, Mother Approaching Sixty

          Est: $1,500 - $2,500

          Frank Bowling b. 1934 Mother Approaching Sixty 2003 color photo-etching, soft-ground and spite bite aquatint on paper, later mounted to foam core 26 x 21 3/4 inches (image) 35 x 30 inches (sheet) signed, dated, and numbered 4/40 blind stamp Published for the Brodsky Center for Innovative Prints and Paper, Rutgers University, with collaborating Master Printer, Randy Hemminghaus. Commissioned as a benefit print for Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ, which staged a retrospective of the artist's work in 2003.

          Black Art Auction
        • FRANK BOWLING (BRITISH, b. 1936).
          Nov. 07, 2021

          FRANK BOWLING (BRITISH, b. 1936).

          Est: $30,000 - $50,000

          Acrylic on canvas. Abstract Composition. 1972. Signed, dated, and dedicated verso. From an Upper East Side, NYC collection.

          Clarke Auction Gallery
        • SIR FRANK BOWLING, OBE RA (1934 - ) Mother Approaching Sixty.
          Oct. 07, 2021

          SIR FRANK BOWLING, OBE RA (1934 - ) Mother Approaching Sixty.

          Est: $3,000 - $5,000

          SIR FRANK BOWLING, OBE RA (1934 - ) Mother Approaching Sixty. Color photo-etching, soft-ground and spite bite aquatint on paper, 2003. 882x774 mm; 34 3/4x30 1/2 inches, full margins. Signed, dated and numbered 10/40 in pencil, lower margin. Published by the Brodsky Center for Innovative Prints and Paper, Rutgers University, with collaborating Master Printer Randy Hemminghaus. This print was commissioned as a benefit print for Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, New Jersey, which staged a retrospective of Bowling's work in 2003. Another impression is in the permanent collection of the Victoria & Albert Museum, London. Mother Approaching Sixty is Bowling's sole photographic and figurative portrait of his career. The neatly drawn circular trace overlaid on the portrait appears first in a 1983 painting entitled Sand Circle and again in a series begun in 2000, evoking the daybreak. In addition, a sharp line crossing the picture plane in Bowling's paintings conjures the horizon and, at once, the liminal zone where figure, ground, and viewer converge. Through photographic and printmaking processes, this close-up of the artist's mother, smiling at life's long sunset, is rendered through variation in tones and colors that emphasize her face as color, volume, and surface.

          Swann Auction Galleries
        • Frank Bowling (b.1936) Towards Crab Island, 1983
          Sep. 29, 2021

          Frank Bowling (b.1936) Towards Crab Island, 1983

          Est: £1,500 - £2,000

          Frank Bowling (b.1936) Towards Crab Island, 1983 Archival pigment print in colours, 2018, signed in black ink on accompanying certificate, numbered from the edition of 75, published by Hales Gallery, London, on smooth wove paper, the full sheet, sheet 510 x 840mm (20 x 33in) (unframed) This lot is sold subject to Artists Resale Rights, details of which can be found in our Terms and Conditions.

          Forum Auctions - UK
        • Sir Frank Bowling R.A. (British, born 1934) Potaroway 61 x 109.2 cm. (24 x 43 in.)
          Jun. 30, 2021

          Sir Frank Bowling R.A. (British, born 1934) Potaroway 61 x 109.2 cm. (24 x 43 in.)

          Est: £80,000 - £120,000

          Sir Frank Bowling R.A. (British, born 1934) Potaroway signed twice, inscribed and dated 'FRANK/BOWLING/'POTAROWAY'-1975/FRANKBOWLING/FOR THE/CHELSEA ARTS CLUB' (verso) acrylic on canvas 61 x 109.2 cm. (24 x 43 in.) For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

          Bonhams
        • SIR FRANK BOWLING, OBE RA (1934 - ) Ahaahead!
          Apr. 22, 2021

          SIR FRANK BOWLING, OBE RA (1934 - ) Ahaahead!

          Est: $6,000 - $9,000

          SIR FRANK BOWLING, OBE RA (1934 - ) Ahaahead! Color etching and aquatint, with monotype and extensive hand-coloring, 2013. 762x560 mm; 30x22 inches (sheet). Unique proof, aside from the edition of 30. Initialed and dated in pencil, lower right. Inscribed with printer's color notations in pencil, upper left. Published by Aljira, A Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ. Ahaahead! was created to commemorate the Newark artist space Aljira's thirtieth anniversary.

          Swann Auction Galleries
        • SIR FRANK BOWLING, OBE RA (1934 - ) Ahaahead!
          Dec. 10, 2020

          SIR FRANK BOWLING, OBE RA (1934 - ) Ahaahead!

          Est: $7,000 - $10,000

          SIR FRANK BOWLING, OBE RA (1934 - ) Ahaahead! Color etching and aquatint, with monotype and extensive hand-coloring, 2013. 762x560 mm; 30x22 inches (sheet). Unique proof, aside from the edition of 30. Initialed and dated in pencil, lower right. Inscribed with printer's color notations in pencil, upper left. Published by Aljira, A Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ. Ahaahead! was created to commemorate the Newark artist space Aljira's thirtieth anniversary.

          Swann Auction Galleries
        • SIR FRANK BOWLING , OBE RA (1934 - ) Repose for SO.
          Dec. 10, 2020

          SIR FRANK BOWLING , OBE RA (1934 - ) Repose for SO.

          Est: $75,000 - $100,000

          SIR FRANK BOWLING , OBE RA (1934 - ) Repose for SO. Acrylic on cotton canvas, 1976. 1943x1181 mm; 47x32 1/4 inches. With the artist's name spray-painted with stencil, verso. Signed, titled and dated "April 7, 1976" in ink, upper right verso. Provenance: Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York; private collection, New Jersey (2003). This lush abstraction by Frank Bowling is an excellent example of his important and trailblazing mid-1970s series of "poured paintings". Beginning in New York in 1973, the artist used a tilting board platform to control the flow and descent of the acrylic paint vertically down the canvas. Here the artist also incorporates the masking and staining from his earlier 1970s paintings into a vertical composition of earthy colors against a high-key yellow background. Repose for SO is one of the poured paintings which reflects the exquisite balancing act between the natural phenomena and the artist's intent inherent to Bowling's technique. Other similar examples of Bowling's 1976 poured paintings include 13th Hour, Leanora's Seas and Suncrush in the collection of the Museum of Fine Art, Boston. Organized by Courtney J. Martin, the Tate Britain held an exhibition of these abstract paintings with Frank Bowling's Poured Paintings 1973–8, April 30, 2012 - March 10, 2013. Others were also featured in the influential 2017-18 museum exhibition Mappa Mundi, organized by Okwui Enwezor at the Haus der Kunst in Munich, Germany. Frank Bowling was most recently the subject of a career retrospective at the Tate Britain, May 31 - August 26, 2019, which included more of this signifiant poured paintings.

          Swann Auction Galleries
        • Frank Bowling (b.1936) Untitled
          Oct. 28, 2020

          Frank Bowling (b.1936) Untitled

          Est: £500 - £700

          Frank Bowling (b.1936) IMMA Visit 2017 Pigment archival print in colours, 2018, signed and numbered from the edition of 100 in pencil, on cotton photo rag paper, published by IMMA, Dublin, sheet 827 x 600mm (32 1/2 x 23 5/8in) (unframed) This lot is sold subject to Artists Resale Rights, details of which can be found in our Terms and Conditions.

          Forum Auctions - UK
        • Frank Bowling, R.A. (b. 1934) - Flurry (Fast Feathers)
          Sep. 29, 2020

          Frank Bowling, R.A. (b. 1934) - Flurry (Fast Feathers)

          Est: £20,000 - £30,000

          Frank Bowling, R.A. (b. 1934) Flurry (Fast Feathers) acrylic paint and acrylic gel on collaged canvas 18 x 17 ¼ in. (45.7 x 43.8 cm.)

          Christie's
        • Frank Bowling British (British Guiana), b. 1936 Red Tent, 1965-92
          Sep. 17, 2020

          Frank Bowling British (British Guiana), b. 1936 Red Tent, 1965-92

          Est: $70,000 - $100,000

          Frank Bowling British (British Guiana), b. 1936 Red Tent, 1965-92 Signed and dated Frank Bowling 1965-92 and inscribed as titled on the stretcher Oil on collaged canvas 12 x 22 inches (30.48 x 55.88 cm) Provenance: Fischer Fine Art, London C 

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        • BOWLING FRANK (° 1934 in Brits Guyana) "archival p…
          Feb. 17, 2020

          BOWLING FRANK (° 1934 in Brits Guyana) "archival p…

          Est: €1,800 - €2,500

          BOWLING FRANK (° 1934 in Brits Guyana) "archival pigment" print n° 38/75 met een abstracte compositie - 82 x 58 gemonogrammeerd en gedateerd 2018 deze kunstenaar had net (2109) een grote expo in het "Tate" Museum in Londen 21st Cent. British archival pigment print - with the monogram of Frank Bowling and dated 2018 - this artist just (2019) had an exhitbition at the 'Tate' - London

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        • FRANK BOWLING, R.A. (B. 1934) - Fishperson
          Jan. 22, 2020

          FRANK BOWLING, R.A. (B. 1934) - Fishperson

          Est: £25,000 - £35,000

          FRANK BOWLING, R.A. (B. 1934) Fishperson signed and dated ‘Frank Bowling/1962/3’ (on the reverse) oil on canvas 36 x 24 in. (91.4 x 61 cm.) Painted in 1962-63. PROVENANCE: Anonymous sale; Christie’s, South Kensington, 17 March 1994, lot 171, where purchased by the present owner. ‘ Surely this picture of an oddly poignant fsh out of water, a momentarily lost angel-monster, is nothing, but a self-portrait?’

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