Frank Stella, ‘Whale Watch Shawl’, 1994, Gallery Highlights
Frank Stella, ‘Whale Watch Shawl’, 1994, Gallery Highlights
Frank Stella, ‘Whale Watch Shawl’, 1994, Gallery Highlights
Frank Stella, ‘Whale Watch Shawl’, 1994, Gallery Highlights

This work ships from Alpha 137 Gallery which is based in New York, NY.

Publisher: Kenneth Tyler, Tyler Graphics Limited, New York
Printer: House of Mantero, Como, Italy

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.
Courtesy of Alpha 137 Gallery

Acquired directly from the publisher

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