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Frank Stella

The Candles, 1992

Lithograph, screenprint, collage on white, Saunders mould-made paper; natural gampi fiber, handmade paper
58 1/8 × 39 in
147.6 × 99.1 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
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About the work
Provenance
Anders Wahlstedt Fine Art
New York
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Excellent condition
Never been framed

Excellent condition
Never been framed

Signature
Signed and dated in pencil, lower left: F. Stella '92
Series
Moby Dick Series
Publisher
Tyler Graphics Ltd., Mount Kisco, NY
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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About the work
Provenance
Anders Wahlstedt Fine Art
New York
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Excellent condition
Never been framed

Excellent condition
Never been framed

Signature
Signed and dated in pencil, lower left: F. Stella '92
Series
Moby Dick Series
Publisher
Tyler Graphics Ltd., Mount Kisco, NY
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

The Candles, 1992

Lithograph, screenprint, collage on white, Saunders mould-made paper; natural gampi fiber, handmade paper
58 1/8 × 39 in
147.6 × 99.1 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
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