Frank Stella, ‘Rare Limited Edition Whitney Retrospective Offset Lithograph Poster (Hand Signed & Numbered)’, 1985, Alpha 137 Gallery
Frank Stella, ‘Rare Limited Edition Whitney Retrospective Offset Lithograph Poster (Hand Signed & Numbered)’, 1985, Alpha 137 Gallery
Frank Stella, ‘Rare Limited Edition Whitney Retrospective Offset Lithograph Poster (Hand Signed & Numbered)’, 1985, Alpha 137 Gallery
Frank Stella, ‘Rare Limited Edition Whitney Retrospective Offset Lithograph Poster (Hand Signed & Numbered)’, 1985, Alpha 137 Gallery
Frank Stella, ‘Rare Limited Edition Whitney Retrospective Offset Lithograph Poster (Hand Signed & Numbered)’, 1985, Alpha 137 Gallery

Whitney Museum of American Art: Prints 1967-1982
This is an extremely rare vintage signed and numbered lithograph (from an edition of only 100) published on the occasion of Frank Stella's retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the first full retrospective of Stella's prints. The exhibition featured over 150 works. For an exhibition at the Whitney Museum of Modern Art showing Frank Stella’s work from 1967-1982, this show poster was created in 1983. Stella’s move to printmaking went hand in hand with the rise of the lithography revival in the United States since its development in the 1950s. This show represented the first encyclopedic exhibition of his oeuvre, as well as the first occasion to evaluate the printmaking accomplishments of this influential American painter. The New York Times reviewed this exhibition. The article can be found at the link below:
http://www.nytimes.com/1983/01/14/arts/art-frank-stella-s-prints-at-the-whitney.html?pagewanted=all
Unframed.
Note also that our Gallery is delighted to offer one of the works that was actually exhibited in this very exhibition -- bearing the Whitney Museum label. (see link below)
https://www.artsy.net/artwork/frank-stella-shards-variant-iva-exhibited-at-the-whitney-with-original-whitney-museum-label-framed

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Signature: Hand signed, dated and numbered from the edition of 100, lower left recto

Publisher: Whitney Museum of American Art

Whitney Museum, NY

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