Frank Stella - New Now New York Tuesday, March 12, 2024 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Leo Castelli, New York
    James Corcoran, Santa Monica (acquired from the above in 1988)
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1990

  • Literature

    Robert K. Wallace, Frank Stella's Moby Dick: Words and Shapes, Michigan, 2000, no. 128, pp. 63-64, 69, 71, 102, 277 (another example illustrated, p. 64)
    Art in America, August 1987, n.p. (another example illustrated on the inside front cover)

  • 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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Stubb's Supper (S-1, 1X)

acrylic on stainless steel, carbon steel and bronze
26 x 39 1/2 x 16 3/4 in. (66 x 100.3 x 42.5 cm)
Executed in 1986-1987, this work is from an edition of 3.

$60,000 - 80,000 

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New York Auction 12 March 2024