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  • 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

    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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PROPERTY OF MR. & MRS. S. TAPLIN

176

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.

Estimate
$80,000 - 120,000 

Sold for $118,750

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John McCord
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New York
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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

New York Auction 17 November 2016