Frank Stella - New Now New York Wednesday, February 27, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., New York
    Hokin Gallery, Inc., Palm Beach
    William Pall Gallery, New York
    Vivian Horan Fine Art, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    New York, Vivian Horan Fine Art, Deconstructed Geometry, November 8, 2007 - January 17, 2008

  • Catalogue Essay

    “The gradual change from planar surfaces to more volumetric surfaces is a topological problem, basically the exploration of more intricate or more complicated surfaces to be worked on, i.e. painted on. The expansion of surfaces available to abstraction is what has kept me going” - Frank Stella

  • 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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Property from an Important East Coast Collection


Steller's Albatross

signed, titled and dated "Steller's albatross F. Stella '77" on the reverse
glitter, acrylic and oilstick on Tycore
21 3/8 x 28 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. (54.3 x 72.4 x 8.9 cm.)
Executed in 1977.

$40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for $75,000

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New York Auction 27 February 2019