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Frank Stella

Sinjerli Variation Ia, 1977

Offset lithograph and screenprint in colors on Arches Cover paper
32 × 42 1/8 in
81.3 × 107 cm
Edition 50/100
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Published by Petersburg Press, New York

Condition Report: Mild to moderate light and time staining …

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Published by Petersburg Press, New York

Condition Report: Mild to moderate light and time staining verso. Tabbed along the upper edge, matted, and framed under glass. Framed Dimensions 43.5 X 53 Inches

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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.

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Published by Petersburg Press, New York

Condition Report: Mild to moderate light and time staining …

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Published by Petersburg Press, New York

Condition Report: Mild to moderate light and time staining verso. Tabbed along the upper edge, matted, and framed under glass. Framed Dimensions 43.5 X 53 Inches

Signature
Signed, numbered, and dated in pencil lower right
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
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 Ia, 1977

Offset lithograph and screenprint in colors on Arches Cover paper
32 × 42 1/8 in
81.3 × 107 cm
Edition 50/100
Bidding closed
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