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Joseph Stella, ‘Water Lily and Woodchuck’, ca. 1915, Robert Funk Fine Art
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Joseph Stella

Water Lily and Woodchuck, ca. 1915

Gouache and watercolor on board
14 × 20 in
35.6 × 50.8 cm
This is a unique work.
$88,000
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About the work
Provenance
Robert Funk Fine Art
Miami

The work was executed during Stella's most productive period... most likely in Barbados

Medium
Painting
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, sticker label, Signed lower right
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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Robert Funk Fine Art
Miami

The work was executed during Stella's most productive period... most likely in Barbados

Medium
Painting
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, sticker label, Signed lower right
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

Water Lily and Woodchuck, ca. 1915

Gouache and watercolor on board
14 × 20 in
35.6 × 50.8 cm
This is a unique work.
$88,000
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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