Frank Stella - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session New York Tuesday, May 15, 2018 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    M. Knoedler & Co., New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Nagoya, Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art; Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art; Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art; Kumamoto Prefectural Museum of Art, Richard Meier, Frank Stella: Architecture and Art, February 2, 1996 - August 17, 1997, no. 51, p. 133 (illustrated)
    Kagoshima City Museum of Art, Frank Stella, April 25 - May 25, 1997, p. 34 (illustrated)

  • Artist Biography

    Frank Stella

    American • 1936 - N/A

    Recognized as one of the most important postwar American artists, Frank Stella pioneered Minimalism with his monochrome “Black Paintings” of the late 1950s that marked a decisive departure from Abstract Expressionism. Concerned with the formal over representative elements of painting, Stella has developed a rich oeuvre reflecting his explorations on painting as an object through his investigations on color, shape, and composition. By the 1960s, Stella turned to bright colors and worked with shaped canvases that radically deemed form itself as content. After briefly experimenting with relief and collage, he ultimately turned to freestanding large-scale sculptures and architectural projects. Still working today in New York City, Stella remains the youngest artist to have had a retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in 1970 and the first living artist to have had another the following decade in 1987.

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Stapling Down and Cutting Up #2

signed and dated "F. Stella '92" lower left
offset lithograph and intaglio print collage laid on board
65 1/8 x 70 1/8 in. (165.4 x 178.1 cm.)
Executed in 1992.

$80,000 - 120,000 

Sold for $187,500

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session

New York Auction 16 May 2018