Frank Stella, ‘Shards V’, 1982, Print, Mixed media, Christopher-Clark Fine Art
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Frank Stella

Shards V, 1982

Mixed media
45 1/4 × 39 3/4 in
114.9 × 101 cm
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San Francisco
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Christopher-Clark Fine Art
San Francisco

Original lithograph and screenprint in colors from 46 runs from 35 aluminum plates and 2 screens on …

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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, ‘Shards V’, 1982, Print, Mixed media, Christopher-Clark Fine Art
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Original lithograph and screenprint in colors from 46 runs from 35 aluminum plates and 2 screens on 320 gram Arches Cover paper.

Hand-signed and dated in pencil lower left F. Stella ‘82.

A superb impression of the definitive state, from the edition of 100, numbered in pencil lower also lower left (there were 31 …

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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

Shards V, 1982

Mixed media
45 1/4 × 39 3/4 in
114.9 × 101 cm
.
Sold
Location
San Francisco
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