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Joseph Stella

UNTITLED (READER), circa 1912

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Doyle

Sheet13 x 9 3/4 inches; 330 x 248 mm.

with full margins, unframed.

Sheet13 x 9 3/4 inches; 330 x 248 mm.

with full margins, unframed.

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With the artist's estate stamp verso
Joseph Stella
Italian-American, 1877–1946
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Joseph Stella painted in varied styles throughout his life but is perhaps best known for his expressive and emotional paintings of the Brooklyn Bridge. Stella's works are mostly abstract, combining thick sweeping gestures with dramatic perspectival recession. He is hailed as America's first Futurist artist, and also incorporated Cubist techniques and elements of an emerging symbolist movement in his work. Ever interested in emerging urban themes, Stella returned repeatedly to the subject of the Brooklyn Bridge, his frenetic images reflecting the personal experience living in lower Manhattan as an immigrant and dueling feelings of raw urban frustration mixed with profound awe for the industrial icon. For Stella, the Brooklyn Bridge became a symbol of modern life, full of excitement and motion, while also representing stability and solidarity.

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About the work
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D
Doyle

Sheet13 x 9 3/4 inches; 330 x 248 mm.

with full margins, unframed.

Sheet13 x 9 3/4 inches; 330 x 248 mm.

with full margins, unframed.

Signature
With the artist's estate stamp verso
Joseph Stella
Italian-American, 1877–1946
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Joseph Stella painted in varied styles throughout his life but is perhaps best known for his expressive and emotional paintings of the Brooklyn Bridge. Stella's works are mostly abstract, combining thick sweeping gestures with dramatic perspectival recession. He is hailed as America's first Futurist artist, and also incorporated Cubist techniques and elements of an emerging symbolist movement in his work. Ever interested in emerging urban themes, Stella returned repeatedly to the subject of the Brooklyn Bridge, his frenetic images reflecting the personal experience living in lower Manhattan as an immigrant and dueling feelings of raw urban frustration mixed with profound awe for the industrial icon. For Stella, the Brooklyn Bridge became a symbol of modern life, full of excitement and motion, while also representing stability and solidarity.

Joseph Stella

UNTITLED (READER), circa 1912

Color monotype
Bidding closed
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