Frank Stella, ‘Steller's Albatross’, 1977, Christopher-Clark Fine Art

Original lithograph and screenprint printed in colors on 350 gram Arches 88 mould-made paper.

Hand-signed and dated in pencil in the print lower right F. Stella ’77.

A superb impression of the definitive state, from the edition of 50, numbered in pencil in the print also lower right. One of six plates from the Exotic Birds Series. Published by Tyler Graphics Ltd., Bedford Village, New York, bearing its blindstamp in the sheet lower right, also bearing the workshop number (FS76-329) in pencil verso; printed by John Hutcheson and Kim Halliday under the supervision of Kenneth Tyler at Tyler Graphics.

Catalog: Axsom 112.

33 7/8 x 45 7/8 inches

In excellent condition, with strong, fresh colors, printed on a full sheet.

About Frank Stella

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.

American, b. 1936, Malden, Massachusetts, based in New York and Rock Tavern, New York