Frank Stella, ‘Democratic National Convention’, 1980, Print, Offset Lithograph, ArtWise
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Frank Stella

Democratic National Convention, 1980

Offset Lithograph
37 1/2 × 27 1/4 in
95.3 × 69.2 cm
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Brooklyn
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First edition commemorative poster for the 1980 Democratic National Convention held at Madison …

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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, ‘Democratic National Convention’, 1980, Print, Offset Lithograph, ArtWise
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First edition commemorative poster for the 1980 Democratic National Convention held at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Hand signed by Frank Stella. The piece references Stella's "Polar Coordinates for Ronnie Peterson IV"(1980), part of a series of 8 pieces he dedicated to Ronnie Peterson, a …

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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

Democratic National Convention, 1980

Offset Lithograph
37 1/2 × 27 1/4 in
95.3 × 69.2 cm
Sold
Location
Brooklyn
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