Frank Stella, ‘Democratic National Convention’, 1980, Alpha 137 Gallery
Frank Stella, ‘Democratic National Convention’, 1980, Alpha 137 Gallery

Created by the iconic American artist Frank Stella, this work is an offset lithograph poster for the 1980, Jimmy Carter and Walter Mondale Democratic Convention. This limited edition offset lithograph is especially uncommon and desirable when hand signed. Framed and ready to hang.

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Signature: Boldly signed dated in marker on recto.

Publisher: Democratic National Committee in collaboration with Frank Stella

Creighton-Davis Gallery Washington, D.C.

About Frank Stella

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.

American, b. 1936, Malden, Massachusetts, based in New York and Rock Tavern, New York