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Frank Stella

Furg, 1975

Five color offset lithograph and six color silkscreen on arches paper
17 × 22 in
43.2 × 55.9 cm
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Indianapolis, New York
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Long-Sharp Gallery
Indianapolis, New York
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Stamped left bottom recto, “Gemini GEL Los Angeles, Calif.”

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Stamped left bottom recto, “Gemini GEL Los Angeles, Calif.”

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Signature
Signed in pencil, left corner recto, “F574-5122”
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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Stamped left bottom recto, “Gemini GEL Los Angeles, Calif.”

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Stamped left bottom recto, “Gemini GEL Los Angeles, Calif.”

Listed price, unframed

Signature
Signed in pencil, left corner recto, “F574-5122”
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

Furg, 1975

Five color offset lithograph and six color silkscreen on arches paper
17 × 22 in
43.2 × 55.9 cm
Sold
location
Indianapolis, New York
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