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Frank Stella

Waves II: six prints, 1985-1989

Six screenprints with lithograph and linocut in colors with hand-coloring, marbling and collage, on TH Saunders paper, the full sheets
Edition 4/60 + 10AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Phillips

All sheets: various sizes
Largest sheet: 73 1/2 x 54 1/4 in. (186.7 x 137.8 cm)
All framed, lacking

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All sheets: various sizes
Largest sheet: 73 1/2 x 54 1/4 in. (186.7 x 137.8 cm)
All framed, lacking Hark!

Including:
Ahab; Moby Dick; The Hyena; Going Abroad; A Squeeze of the Hand; and Ahab's Leg

Signature
All signed, dated `88' or `89' and numbered 4/60 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.

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About the work
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Phillips

All sheets: various sizes
Largest sheet: 73 1/2 x 54 1/4 in. (186.7 x 137.8 cm)
All framed, lacking

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All sheets: various sizes
Largest sheet: 73 1/2 x 54 1/4 in. (186.7 x 137.8 cm)
All framed, lacking Hark!

Including:
Ahab; Moby Dick; The Hyena; Going Abroad; A Squeeze of the Hand; and Ahab's Leg

Signature
All signed, dated `88' or `89' and numbered 4/60 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

Waves II: six prints, 1985-1989

Six screenprints with lithograph and linocut in colors with hand-coloring, marbling and collage, on TH Saunders paper, the full sheets
Edition 4/60 + 10AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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