Frank Stella, ‘Whale Watch Shawl’, 1994, Alpha 137: Prints and Exhibition Ephemera
Frank Stella, ‘Whale Watch Shawl’, 1994, Alpha 137: Prints and Exhibition Ephemera
Frank Stella, ‘Whale Watch Shawl’, 1994, Alpha 137: Prints and Exhibition Ephemera
Frank Stella, ‘Whale Watch Shawl’, 1994, Alpha 137: Prints and Exhibition Ephemera

Held In Red Silk Gift Box. With embossed certificate of authenticity (brand new in original red silk box) - hand signed with double signed certificate of authenticity.

Stunning - Mint condition; new in House of Mantero red silk gift box.

Large -- 54 Square Inches. Collector will be delighted! This dazzling, large hand signed, silkscreen on 100% Italian silk shawl was created by Frank Stella in collaboration with his longtime publisher Kenneth Tyler of the legendary Tyler Graphics Studio. It comes wrapped in yellow tissue in a red silk Italian made presentation box with an accompanying Certificate of Authenticity, hand signed by both Frank Stella and Kenneth Tyler and numbered from the limited edition of 650. "The Whale Watch" is also signed and dated on the front of the art work by Frank Stella in indelible black marker. It was acquired directly from the publisher before Kenneth Tyler retired, and is brand new in the publishers' original red silk box and wrapping. While The Whale Watch is indeed wearable art, it is also a silkscreen, and many collectors choose to frame this hand signed 54 square inch print to display as a stunning and easily recognizable work of art by Frank Stella. The image is based on an iconic silkscreen Stella created for the Moby Dick Deckle Edges series of prints in the 1990s (also published by Tyler Graphics) based on Herman Melvilles epic novel "Moby Dick". There is been a tremendous amount of literature celebrating this body of work.

Published by: Kenneth Tyler, Tyler Graphics Limited, New York
Printed by: House of Mantero, Como, Italy
--Courtesy of Alpha 137 Gallery

Signature: Signed and dated by Frank Stella on the front of the shawl; signed by artist and publisher Kenneth Tyler, and numbered on accompanying on embossed Certificate of Authenticity card; The work comes folded in the original publishers' Italian red silk presentation box.

Acquired directly from the publisher. Mint condition. New in Box.

About Frank Stella

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.

American, b. 1936, Malden, Massachusetts, based in New York and Rock Tavern, New York