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Frank Stella, ‘Stubb and Flask Kill a Right Whale’, 1991, Anders Wahlstedt Fine Art
Frank Stella, ‘Stubb and Flask Kill a Right Whale’, 1991, Anders Wahlstedt Fine Art
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Frank Stella

Stubb and Flask Kill a Right Whale, 1991

Etching aquatint, relief, carborundum on white TGL handmade paper
76 1/4 × 53 3/4 in
193.7 × 136.5 cm
Edition 21/27
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Provenance
Anders Wahlstedt Fine Art
New York

This is part of Frank Stella's Moby Dick Engravings.

This is part of Frank Stella's Moby Dick Engravings.

Medium
Print
Signature
Signed and dated in pencil, lower left: F. Stella '91
Series
Moby Dick Engravings
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, ‘Stubb and Flask Kill a Right Whale’, 1991, Anders Wahlstedt Fine Art
Frank Stella, ‘Stubb and Flask Kill a Right Whale’, 1991, Anders Wahlstedt Fine Art
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About the work
Provenance
Anders Wahlstedt Fine Art
New York

This is part of Frank Stella's Moby Dick Engravings.

This is part of Frank Stella's Moby Dick Engravings.

Medium
Print
Signature
Signed and dated in pencil, lower left: F. Stella '91
Series
Moby Dick Engravings
Frank Stella
American, b. 1936
Follow

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

Stubb and Flask Kill a Right Whale, 1991

Etching aquatint, relief, carborundum on white TGL handmade paper
76 1/4 × 53 3/4 in
193.7 × 136.5 cm
Edition 21/27
This is part of a limited edition set.
Contact For Price
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