Frank Stella, ‘Moby Dick Series Poster’, 1993, Print, Offset lithograph on paper, Samhart Gallery
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Frank Stella

Moby Dick Series Poster, 1993

Offset lithograph on paper
32 × 23 in
81.3 × 58.4 cm
.
€2,800
Location
Neuchâtel, Gstaad, Villars-sur-Ollon
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Condition
Good. Very minor bumping to edges and corners with slight wear from handling and very minor age toning, most visible along right edge.
Signature
Hand-signed by artist
Certificate of authenticity
Included (issued by gallery)
Frame
Not included
Publisher
Ulmer Museum
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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Good. Very minor bumping to edges and corners with slight wear from handling and very minor age toning, most visible along right edge.
Signature
Hand-signed by artist
Certificate of authenticity
Included (issued by gallery)
Frame
Not included
Publisher
Ulmer Museum
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

Moby Dick Series Poster, 1993

Offset lithograph on paper
32 × 23 in
81.3 × 58.4 cm
.
€2,800
Location
Neuchâtel, Gstaad, Villars-sur-Ollon
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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