Frank Stella - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session New York Wednesday, May 16, 2018 | Phillips
  • 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

    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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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