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Frank Stella

Swan Engraving Square II, from Swan Engravings, 1982

Etching and relief, on TGL handmade paper, the full sheet
53 1/2 × 52 in
135.9 × 132.1 cm
Edition 17/20 + 10AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Phillips

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Signature
Signed, dated and numbered 17/20 in pencil (there were also 10 artist's proofs)
Publisher
Tyler Graphics, Ltd., Bedford Villiage, 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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Phillips

Framed

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Signature
Signed, dated and numbered 17/20 in pencil (there were also 10 artist's proofs)
Publisher
Tyler Graphics, Ltd., Bedford Villiage, 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

Swan Engraving Square II, from Swan Engravings, 1982

Etching and relief, on TGL handmade paper, the full sheet
53 1/2 × 52 in
135.9 × 132.1 cm
Edition 17/20 + 10AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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