Frank Stella

American, b. 1936

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Frank Stella, an iconic figure of postwar American art, is considered the most influential painter of a generation that moved beyond Abstract Expressionism toward Minimalism. In his early work, Stella attempted to drain any external meaning or …

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$28.1m, Christie's, 2019
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Hyena Stomp, from Jasper's Dilemma (A. & K. 83), 1973
Sold on Jun 18, 2021
£3,276
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Print
Lithograph in colours, on J. Green paper
22.0 x 22.0 cm
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£3,276
Auction Sale
Jun 18, 2021
Phillips
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Hyena Stomp, from Jasper's Dilemma (A. & K. 83), 1973
Lithograph in colours, on J. Green paper
Jun 18, 2021
Phillips
£3,276
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22.0 x 22.0 cm
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Jun 18, 2021
Phillips
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£3,276
The Great Heidelburgh Tun, from Waves I (A. & K. 186), 1989
Sold on Jun 18, 2021
£11,340
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Screenprint with lithograph and linocut in colours with hand-colouring, marbling and collage, on T.H. Saunders and Somerset papers
139.0 x 190.0 cm
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£11,340
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Jun 18, 2021
Phillips
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The Great Heidelburgh Tun, from Waves I (A. & K. 186), 1989
Screenprint with lithograph and linocut in colours with hand-colouring, marbling and collage, on T.H. Saunders and Somerset papers
Jun 18, 2021
Phillips
£11,340
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139.0 x 190.0 cm
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Jun 18, 2021
Phillips
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£11,340
Untitled (Double Concentric Square), 1978
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Painting
acrylic on canvas
408.5 x 205.5 cm
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Jun 18, 2021
Sotheby's
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b. 1936 Untitled (Double Concentric Square) acrylic on canvas signed and dated 78 on the overlap; signed and dated 78 on the reverse 205.5 by 408.5 cm.  81 by 160⅞ in.  ---------------------------------------------- 弗蘭克・斯特拉 1936年生 無題(雙同心正方形) 壓 克力畫布 1978年作 款識 F. Stella,78(畫布折入處) F. Stella,78(作品背面) 205.5 x 408.5 公分,81 x 160⅞ 英寸
Untitled (Double Concentric Square), 1978
acrylic on canvas
Jun 18, 2021
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408.5 x 205.5 cm
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Jun 18, 2021
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b. 1936 Untitled (Double Concentric Square) acrylic on canvas signed and dated 78 on the overlap; signed and dated 78 on the reverse 205.5 by 408.5 cm.  81 by 160⅞ in.  ---------------------------------------------- 弗蘭克・斯特拉 1936年生 無題(雙同心正方形) 壓 克力畫布 1978年作 款識 F. Stella,78(畫布折入處) F. Stella,78(作品背面) 205.5 x 408.5 公分,81 x 160⅞ 英寸
Swan Engraving Framed I (Axsom 167), 1985
Sold on May 26, 2021
$14,025
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Relief, etching on white TGL handmade paper
100.3 x 130.8 cm
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$14,025
Auction Sale
May 26, 2021
Bonhams
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1985 Relief, etching on white TGL handmade paper, signed in pencil, dated and numbered 6/20, with the blindstamp of the publisher/printer Tyler Graphics Ltd., Bedford Village, New York, the full sheet, framed. sheet 51 1/2 x 39 1/2in (130.8 x 100.3cm)
Swan Engraving Framed I (Axsom 167), 1985
Relief, etching on white TGL handmade paper
May 26, 2021
Bonhams
$14,025
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100.3 x 130.8 cm
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May 26, 2021
Bonhams
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$14,025
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1985 Relief, etching on white TGL handmade paper, signed in pencil, dated and numbered 6/20, with the blindstamp of the publisher/printer Tyler Graphics Ltd., Bedford Village, New York, the full sheet, framed. sheet 51 1/2 x 39 1/2in (130.8 x 100.3cm)
Fragment: Imaginary Places , 1996, 1996
Sold on May 26, 2021
$4,080
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Porcelain bowl in colors, with the accompanying certificate and original painted wooden box.
43.1 x 10.8 x 43.1 cm
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$4,080
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May 26, 2021
Bonhams
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Fragment: Imaginary Places 1996, 1996 Porcelain bowl in colors, with printed signature twice, recto and verso, printed title, number '59/99' and manufacturer's mark Rosenthal studio-linie Germany limitierte kunstreihen, co-published by the artist and Rosenthal studio-line, Germany, with the accompanying certificate and original painted wooden box. 4 1/4 x 17 x 17in (10.8 x 43.1 x 43.1cm)
Fragment: Imaginary Places , 1996, 1996
Porcelain bowl in colors, with the accompanying certificate and original painted wooden box.
May 26, 2021
Bonhams
$4,080
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43.1 x 10.8 x 43.1 cm
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May 26, 2021
Bonhams
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$4,080
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Fragment: Imaginary Places 1996, 1996 Porcelain bowl in colors, with printed signature twice, recto and verso, printed title, number '59/99' and manufacturer's mark Rosenthal studio-linie Germany limitierte kunstreihen, co-published by the artist and Rosenthal studio-line, Germany, with the accompanying certificate and original painted wooden box. 4 1/4 x 17 x 17in (10.8 x 43.1 x 43.1cm)
Prince of Hohenfliess, 1997
Sold on May 20, 2021
$8,750
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lithograph and screenprint on white Lana mould-made paper
29.5 x 41.6 cm
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$8,750
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May 20, 2021
Christie's
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Frank Stella (b. 1936) signed, dated and annotated 'AP.16 F. Stella 97' in pencil lithograph and screenprint on white Lana mould-made paper Image: 163⁄8 x 115⁄8 in. (41.6 x 29.5 cm.) Sheet: 173⁄8 x 121⁄2 in. (44.1 x 31.8 cm.) Executed in 1997. This work is artist's proof sixteen of 24 (the edition was 100). Published by Tyler Graphics, Ltd., Mount Kisco, New York for Axel Springer Verlag AG, Hamburg, Germany.
Prince of Hohenfliess, 1997
lithograph and screenprint on white Lana mould-made paper
May 20, 2021
Christie's
$8,750
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29.5 x 41.6 cm
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May 20, 2021
Christie's
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$8,750
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Frank Stella (b. 1936) signed, dated and annotated 'AP.16 F. Stella 97' in pencil lithograph and screenprint on white Lana mould-made paper Image: 163⁄8 x 115⁄8 in. (41.6 x 29.5 cm.) Sheet: 173⁄8 x 121⁄2 in. (44.1 x 31.8 cm.) Executed in 1997. This work is artist's proof sixteen of 24 (the edition was 100). Published by Tyler Graphics, Ltd., Mount Kisco, New York for Axel Springer Verlag AG, Hamburg, Germany.
Dawidgródek (Sketch), 1972
Sold on May 14, 2021
$100,000
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Painting
acrylic, canvas and paper collage on printed paperboard mounted on panel
66.04 x 83.19 cm
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$100,000
Auction Sale
May 14, 2021
Christie's
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FRANK STELLA (B. 1936) titled and dated 'DAWIDGRODEK SKETCH 72' (lower left); signed 'F. Stella' (lower right) acrylic, felt, canvas and paper collage on printed paperboard mounted on panel 32 ¾ x 26 ¾ in. (83.2 x 67.9 cm.) Executed in 1972.
Dawidgródek (Sketch), 1972
acrylic, canvas and paper collage on printed paperboard mounted on panel
May 14, 2021
Christie's
$100,000
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66.04 x 83.19 cm
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May 14, 2021
Christie's
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$100,000
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FRANK STELLA (B. 1936) titled and dated 'DAWIDGRODEK SKETCH 72' (lower left); signed 'F. Stella' (lower right) acrylic, felt, canvas and paper collage on printed paperboard mounted on panel 32 ¾ x 26 ¾ in. (83.2 x 67.9 cm.) Executed in 1972.
Sinjerli Variation with Colored Ground I (A. 129), 1981
Sold on May 13, 2021
$27,720
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lithograph and screenprint on paper
81.3 x 81.3 cm
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$27,720
Auction Sale
May 13, 2021
Sotheby's
Description
signed, dated 81 and numbered 17/38 lithograph and screenprint on paper 32 by 32 in. 81.3 by 81.3 cm. framed: 33 ½ by 33 ½ in. 85 by 85 cm. Executed in 1981, this work is number 17 from an edition of 38, plus 10 artist's proofs.
Sinjerli Variation with Colored Ground I (A. 129), 1981
lithograph and screenprint on paper
May 13, 2021
Sotheby's
$27,720
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81.3 x 81.3 cm
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May 13, 2021
Sotheby's
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$27,720
Description
signed, dated 81 and numbered 17/38 lithograph and screenprint on paper 32 by 32 in. 81.3 by 81.3 cm. framed: 33 ½ by 33 ½ in. 85 by 85 cm. Executed in 1981, this work is number 17 from an edition of 38, plus 10 artist's proofs.
Sinjerli Variation with Colored Ground IV (A. 134), 1981
Sold on May 13, 2021
$30,240
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lithograph and screenprint on paper
81.3 x 81.3 cm
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$30,240
Auction Sale
May 13, 2021
Sotheby's
Description
signed, dated '81 and numbered 37/44 lithograph and screenprint on paper 32 by 32 in. 81.3 by 81.3 cm. framed: 33 ½ by 33 ½ in. 85 by 85 cm. Executed in 1981, this work is number 37 from an edition of 44, plus 10 artist's proofs.
Sinjerli Variation with Colored Ground IV (A. 134), 1981
lithograph and screenprint on paper
May 13, 2021
Sotheby's
$30,240
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81.3 x 81.3 cm
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May 13, 2021
Sotheby's
Realized Price
$30,240
Description
signed, dated '81 and numbered 37/44 lithograph and screenprint on paper 32 by 32 in. 81.3 by 81.3 cm. framed: 33 ½ by 33 ½ in. 85 by 85 cm. Executed in 1981, this work is number 37 from an edition of 44, plus 10 artist's proofs.
Sinjerli Variation with Colored Ground IA (A. 130), 1981
Sold on May 13, 2021
$30,240
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lithograph and screenprint on paper
81.0 x 81.0 cm
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$30,240
Auction Sale
May 13, 2021
Sotheby's
Description
signed, dated '81 and numbered 48/61  lithograph and screenprint on paper 31 ⅞ by 31 ⅞ in. 81 by 81 cm. framed: 33 ⅜ by 33 ⅜ in. 84.8 by 84.8 cm. Executed in 1981, this work is number 48 from an edition of 61, plus 10 artist's proofs.
Sinjerli Variation with Colored Ground IA (A. 130), 1981
lithograph and screenprint on paper
May 13, 2021
Sotheby's
$30,240
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202% est
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81.0 x 81.0 cm
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Auction Sale
May 13, 2021
Sotheby's
Realized Price
$30,240
Description
signed, dated '81 and numbered 48/61  lithograph and screenprint on paper 31 ⅞ by 31 ⅞ in. 81 by 81 cm. framed: 33 ⅜ by 33 ⅜ in. 84.8 by 84.8 cm. Executed in 1981, this work is number 48 from an edition of 61, plus 10 artist's proofs.