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Frank Stella

Itata, 1968

Lithograph in colors, on Lowell paper
16 × 22 in
40.6 × 55.9 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Toronto
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Caviar20
Toronto
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After his two previous groups of prints, "Star of Persia" and "Black Series I", …

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After his two previous groups of prints, "Star of Persia" and "Black Series I", Stella created a third body of prints, the “V series” that recalled his iconic geometric shaped canvases.

Medium
Print
Signature
Signed, dated and numbered 'A.P. XI' by the artist
Series
V Series
Publisher
Gemini G.E.L. Inc., Los Angeles (with their blindstamps)
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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Caviar20
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After his two previous groups of prints, "Star of Persia" and "Black Series I", …

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After his two previous groups of prints, "Star of Persia" and "Black Series I", Stella created a third body of prints, the “V series” that recalled his iconic geometric shaped canvases.

Medium
Print
Signature
Signed, dated and numbered 'A.P. XI' by the artist
Series
V Series
Publisher
Gemini G.E.L. Inc., Los Angeles (with their blindstamps)
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

Itata, 1968

Lithograph in colors, on Lowell paper
16 × 22 in
40.6 × 55.9 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
Contact For Price
location
Toronto
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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