Frank Stella, ‘METAL RELIEFS PHILLIPS ANDOVER ACADEMY  (Signed & Numbered)’, 1982, Alpha 137 Gallery
Frank Stella, ‘METAL RELIEFS PHILLIPS ANDOVER ACADEMY  (Signed & Numbered)’, 1982, Alpha 137 Gallery

This is a rare hand signed and numbered silkscreen print on metallic looking wove paper published on the occasion of Frank Stella's 1982 Metal Reliefs exhibition at Phillips Andover Academy. (Since the show was of the artist's metal reliefs, the silkscreened paper was designed with a metallic 'look' to it) It was created for members of the Andover community, and not mass marketed, so it's one of the more elusive Stella prints for true fans! We always love it when the promotional print, as here (especially limited edition, signed) becomes more scarce than the work themselves. Frank Stella graduated from Andover, so this important exhibition was a homecoming for him. (Stella's preppy credentials are unrivaled amongst his peers: After Andover, Stella completed his undergraduate studies at Princeton, then went on to give a series of famous lectures on painting at Harvard University that would later be turned into an important art historical reference book!) As an anecdotal aside, we just recently met the delightful daughter of Frank Stella's former freshman roommate at Andover - who said Frank's impressive presence loomed large in their household for decades, as they followed his life and career -- even if, she thought, he wouldn't remember her dad. (How random is that?) There is a small, approx. 1/4" area of inpainting to the yellow background, visible only up close (see photo) that does not affect the image or the work. It is otherwise in excellent condition.
Unframed.

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Signature: Hand signed and numbered in ink from the edition of 100 on the front

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

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2017
Frank Stella, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York
2016
Frank Stella: A Retrospective, de Young Museum, San Francisco
2016
Frank Stella: A Retrospective, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth
2015
Frank Stella: A Retrospective, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
2015
Frank Stella: Paintings & Drawings, Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel

Solo Shows on Artsy

2017
Frank Stella, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York
2017
Frank Stella: Selected Early Works, Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles
2016
Frank Stella, Leila Heller Gallery, Dubai
2016
Frank Stella: A Retrospective, de Young Museum, San Francisco
2016
FRANK STELLA: Circuits Prints, Anders Wahlstedt Fine Art, New York
2016
Frank Stella: A Retrospective, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth
2015
Frank Stella: A Retrospective, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
2015
Frank Stella Exotic Bird Series, Anders Wahlstedt Fine Art, New York
2015
FRANK STELLA, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London
2015
Frank Stella: Paintings & Drawings, Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel

Group Shows on Artsy

2017
Art Basel 2017 - Private, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London
2017
Frank Stella & Larry Bell, Marianne Boesky Gallery, Aspen
2016
Group Show, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London
2015
Winter Selections, Marlborough Gallery, N/A
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