Frank Stella, ‘NEW YORK STATE CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS QUINCENTENARY COMMISSION (SIGNED)’, 1991, Alpha 137 Gallery
Frank Stella, ‘NEW YORK STATE CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS QUINCENTENARY COMMISSION (SIGNED)’, 1991, Alpha 137 Gallery

This vibrant, signed poster designed by Stella commemorates The New York State Christopher Columbus Quincentenary Commission. The poster alone is uncommon, but it is extremely rare to find a hand signed edition as this one. Highly collectible and desirable! An uncommon piece of Stella ephemera.

Signature: Signed and dated lower right recto in black ink

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