Frank Stella - Phillips x Artsy: Summer School 2018 New York Thursday, June 28, 2018 | Phillips

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  • Description

    At the start of the 1970s Frank Stella explored the same imagery within both prints and paintings with roughly equal measure. While making such luminous paintings as those within his Newfoundland series, Stella simultaneously expanded upon that same protractor motif in the 1971 print York Factory I. With a namesake deriving from a renowned ghost town in the Canadian province of Manitoba, this print is gossamer and ethereal. York Factory I’s misty pastels also powerfully evoked one of its artist’s very first screenprints, Pastel Stack, 1970, in which graceful forms in delicate hues existed within three separate planes of geometric imagery. In York Factory I such geometric shapes condensed into one linear progression, making this print a union of geometries as well as a union of Frank Stella’s equally inquisitive painting and printmaking practices.

  • Literature

    Gemini G.E.L. 303; Richard Axsom and Leah Kolb 63

  • Artist Biography

    Frank Stella

    American • 1936 - N/A

    One of the most important living artists, Frank Stella is recognized as the most significant painter that transitioned from Abstract Expressionism to Minimalism. He believes that the painting should be the central object of interest rather than represenative of some subject outside of the work. Stella experimented with relief and created sculptural pieces with prominent properties of collage included. Rejecting the normalities of Minimalism, the artist transformed his style in a way that inspired those who had lost hope for the practice. Stella lives in Malden, Massachusetts and is based in New York and Rock Tavern, New York.

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York Factory 1

Screenprint in colors, on Arjomari paper, with full margins.
I. 13 1/2 x 40 1/4 in. (34.3 x 102.2 cm.)
S. 17 1/2 x 44 1/2 in. (44.5 x 113 cm.)

Executed in 1971. Signed, dated, and numbered 64/100 in pencil (there were also 25 artist's proofs), published by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles (with their blindstamps), framed.

$4,000 - 6,000 

Sold for $6,875

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Phillips x Artsy: Summer School 2018

Online Auction 28 June - 11 July 2018