Frank Stella, ‘Then Came Death and Took the Butcher, from Illustrations after El Lissitzsky's Had Gadya (A. & K. 179)’, 1984, Print, Lithograph, linocut and screenprint in colors with hand-coloring and collage, on T.H. Saunders and Somerset papers, the full sheet., Phillips
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Then Came Death and Took the Butcher, from Illustrations after El Lissitzsky's Had Gadya (A. & K. 179), 1984

Lithograph, linocut and screenprint in colors with hand-coloring and collage, on T.H. Saunders and Somerset papers, the full sheet.
59 × 47 1/5 in
149.9 × 120 cm
Edition 10/60 + 10AP
Phillips
Estimated value: $6,000–$9,000
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Published by Waddington Graphics, London, framed.

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Signed, dated and numbered 10/60 in pencil (there were also 10 artist's proofs)
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, ‘Then Came Death and Took the Butcher, from Illustrations after El Lissitzsky's Had Gadya (A. & K. 179)’, 1984, Print, Lithograph, linocut and screenprint in colors with hand-coloring and collage, on T.H. Saunders and Somerset papers, the full sheet., Phillips
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Published by Waddington Graphics, London, framed.

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Signed, dated and numbered 10/60 in pencil (there were also 10 artist's proofs)
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

Lot 206

Then Came Death and Took the Butcher, from Illustrations after El Lissitzsky's Had Gadya (A. & K. 179), 1984

Lithograph, linocut and screenprint in colors with hand-coloring and collage, on T.H. Saunders and Somerset papers, the full sheet.
59 × 47 1/5 in
149.9 × 120 cm
Edition 10/60 + 10AP
Phillips
Estimated value: $6,000–$9,000
Current bid
$4,800
1 bid

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