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Harbinger Bird I

© The Executors of the Frink Estate and Archive. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2024. Image credit: Jerwood Collection

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Frink created a series of four Harbinger Birds in the early 1960s, their strange aggressive stance typical of the unease which seemed to pervade her work. The animals are reduced to an almost abstract form which is neither body nor head. In May 1963, Tate Britain acquired a cast of 'Harbinger Bird IV'.

Jerwood Collection


Harbinger Bird I






H 44.4 x W (?) x D (?) cm

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Acquisition method

purchased from Christie's

Work type


Signature/marks description

Numbered on the base: 'III/VI'


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