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Frank Stella

Sinjerli Variation 1a, from Sinjerli Variations, 1977

Lithograph and screenprint in colors, on Arches Cover paper, with full margins
31 9/10 × 42 in
81 × 106.7 cm
Edition of 100 + 20AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Phillips

Diameter image: 25 in. (63.5 cm)
Sheet: 31 7/8 x 42 in. (81 x 106.7 cm)
Framed

Diameter image: 25 in. (63.5 cm)
Sheet: 31 7/8 x 42 in. (81 x 106.7 cm)
Framed

Signature
Signed, dated, and numbered `A.P. IX' in pencil (one of 20 artist's proofs, the edition was 100)
Publisher
Petersburg Press, New York
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

Diameter image: 25 in. (63.5 cm)
Sheet: 31 7/8 x 42 in. (81 x 106.7 cm)
Framed

Diameter image: 25 in. (63.5 cm)
Sheet: 31 7/8 x 42 in. (81 x 106.7 cm)
Framed

Signature
Signed, dated, and numbered `A.P. IX' in pencil (one of 20 artist's proofs, the edition was 100)
Publisher
Petersburg Press, New York
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

Sinjerli Variation 1a, from Sinjerli Variations, 1977

Lithograph and screenprint in colors, on Arches Cover paper, with full margins
31 9/10 × 42 in
81 × 106.7 cm
Edition of 100 + 20AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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