Frank Stella - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale New York Thursday, November 17, 2016 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
    Private Collection
    Evelyn Aimes Fine Art, Miami
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, Art at Work: Recent Art from Corporate Collections, March - April 1978
    Philadelphia, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Drawings, The Pluralist Decade, October - November 1989

  • 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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Wake Island Rail

signed and dated "F. Stella '77" on the overlap; further signed and dated "F. Stella '77" on the reverse
acrylic, paper collage, silkscreen and glitter on paper
60 1/8 x 84 1/4 in. (152.7 x 214 cm.)
Executed in 1977.

$80,000 - 120,000 

Sold for $118,750

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

New York Auction 17 November 2016