Frank Stella, ‘Sinjerli Variation III’, 1977, Print, Offset lithograph and screenprint, Hindman
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Frank Stella

Sinjerli Variation III, 1977

Offset lithograph and screenprint
25 × 25 in
63.5 × 63.5 cm
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Hindman

Property of the Dewar Family, Leawood, Kansas

Provenance:
Morgan Gallery, Shawnee Mission, Kansas

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Signed, dated and numbered 40/100 in pencil
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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Property of the Dewar Family, Leawood, Kansas

Provenance:
Morgan Gallery, Shawnee Mission, Kansas

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Signed, dated and numbered 40/100 in pencil
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 III, 1977

Offset lithograph and screenprint
25 × 25 in
63.5 × 63.5 cm
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