Frank Stella, ‘Geometric Abstraction Scarf (gifted to Helen Frankenthaler & acquired from her Estate)’, 2000, Alpha 137 Gallery
Frank Stella, ‘Geometric Abstraction Scarf (gifted to Helen Frankenthaler & acquired from her Estate)’, 2000, Alpha 137 Gallery
Frank Stella, ‘Geometric Abstraction Scarf (gifted to Helen Frankenthaler & acquired from her Estate)’, 2000, Alpha 137 Gallery

This scarf was designed by the iconic figure, in both the Abstract Expressionism and Minimalism movements, Frank Stella. It has an excellent provenance from the Estate Helen Frankenthaler, another great American Abstract Expressionist. This work was gifted by Frank Stella to Ms. Frankenthaler, and it was hand signed. In good vintage/estate condition with natural creases.

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Signature: Boldly signed in black marker and dated.

Estate of Helen Frankenthaler

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