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Frank Stella

Referendum '70, 1970

Screenprint in colors, on Special Arjomari paper, with full margins
39 1/2 × 39 1/2 in
100.3 × 100.3 cm
Edition 140/200 + 15AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
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About the work
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P
Phillips

Image: 31 1/2 x 31 1/2 in. (80 x 80 cm)
Sheet: 39 1/2 x 39 1/2 in. (100.3 x 100.3 cm)
Framed

Image: 31 1/2 x 31 1/2 in. (80 x 80 cm)
Sheet: 39 1/2 x 39 1/2 in. (100.3 x 100.3 cm)
Framed

Signature
Signed, dated and numbered 140/200 in pencil (there were also 15 artist's proofs)
Publisher
Gemini G.E.L, 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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About the work
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Phillips

Image: 31 1/2 x 31 1/2 in. (80 x 80 cm)
Sheet: 39 1/2 x 39 1/2 in. (100.3 x 100.3 cm)
Framed

Image: 31 1/2 x 31 1/2 in. (80 x 80 cm)
Sheet: 39 1/2 x 39 1/2 in. (100.3 x 100.3 cm)
Framed

Signature
Signed, dated and numbered 140/200 in pencil (there were also 15 artist's proofs)
Publisher
Gemini G.E.L, 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

Referendum '70, 1970

Screenprint in colors, on Special Arjomari paper, with full margins
39 1/2 × 39 1/2 in
100.3 × 100.3 cm
Edition 140/200 + 15AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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