Frank Stella, ‘Bene come il sale’, 1989, Print, Relief-printed etching and aquatint on TGL handmade paper, Artsy x Capsule Auctions
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Frank Stella

Bene come il sale, 1989

Relief-printed etching and aquatint on TGL handmade paper
77 1/2 × 58 3/4 in
196.9 × 149.2 cm
Edition of 50 + 18AP
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This work ships from Los Angeles, CA, United States.

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Signed, numbered, and dated in pencil.
Publisher
Tyler Graphics Ltd., Mount Kisco, New York
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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Medium
Signature
Signed, numbered, and dated in pencil.
Publisher
Tyler Graphics Ltd., Mount Kisco, New York
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

Bene come il sale, 1989

Relief-printed etching and aquatint on TGL handmade paper
77 1/2 × 58 3/4 in
196.9 × 149.2 cm
Edition of 50 + 18AP
Bidding closed
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