Frank Stella, ‘Ahab's Leg (The Waves from The Moby Dick Prints 1989-93 series)’, 1989, Print, Silkscreen, lithography, and linoleum block with hand-coloring, marbling, and collage on T.H. Saunders and Somerset papers, Denis Bloch Fine Art
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Frank Stella

Ahab's Leg (The Waves from The Moby Dick Prints 1989-93 series), 1989

Silkscreen, lithography, and linoleum block with hand-coloring, marbling, and collage on T.H. Saunders and Somerset papers
75 × 55 in
190.5 × 139.7 cm
Edition of 60
.
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Beverly Hills
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Denis Bloch Fine Art
Beverly Hills

FRAMED DIMENSIONS
78 1/2h x 58 1/2w in
199.39h x 148.59w cm

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Hand-signed by artist, Signed, dated, numbered
Certificate of authenticity
Included (issued by gallery)
Frame
Included
Publisher
Published by Waddington Graphics, London
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 symbolism from painting, reducing his images to geometric form and eliminating illusionistic effects. His goal was to make paintings in which pictorial force came from materiality, not from symbolic meaning. He famously quipped, “What you see is what you see,” a statement that became the unofficial credo of Minimalist practice. In the 1980s and '90s, Stella turned away from Minimalism, adopting a more additive approach for a series of twisting, monumental, polychromatic metal wall reliefs and sculptures based on Herman Melville’s Moby Dick.

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Frank Stella, ‘Ahab's Leg (The Waves from The Moby Dick Prints 1989-93 series)’, 1989, Print, Silkscreen, lithography, and linoleum block with hand-coloring, marbling, and collage on T.H. Saunders and Somerset papers, Denis Bloch Fine Art
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Denis Bloch Fine Art
Beverly Hills

FRAMED DIMENSIONS
78 1/2h x 58 1/2w in
199.39h x 148.59w cm

Medium
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed, dated, numbered
Certificate of authenticity
Included (issued by gallery)
Frame
Included
Publisher
Published by Waddington Graphics, London
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 symbolism from painting, reducing his images to geometric form and eliminating illusionistic effects. His goal was to make paintings in which pictorial force came from materiality, not from symbolic meaning. He famously quipped, “What you see is what you see,” a statement that became the unofficial credo of Minimalist practice. In the 1980s and '90s, Stella turned away from Minimalism, adopting a more additive approach for a series of twisting, monumental, polychromatic metal wall reliefs and sculptures based on Herman Melville’s Moby Dick.

Frank Stella

Ahab's Leg (The Waves from The Moby Dick Prints 1989-93 series), 1989

Silkscreen, lithography, and linoleum block with hand-coloring, marbling, and collage on T.H. Saunders and Somerset papers
75 × 55 in
190.5 × 139.7 cm
Edition of 60
.
Contact For Price
Location
Beverly Hills
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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