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    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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Angriff, from Conspiracy: The Artist as Witness portfolio

1971
Screenprint, on Fabriano paper, with full margins,
I. 10 x 10 1/2 in. (25.4 x 26.7 cm);
S. 18 x 24 in. (45.7 x 61 cm)

signed, dated ‘71’ and numbered 38/150 in pencil (there were also 25 artist's proofs), published by David R. Godine Publishers and the Center for Constitutional Rights, New York, a small pale white scuff in the top outermost black band of the square, a pale black scuff above the square (measuring 3/8 in.), hinged to the support at the reverse of the upper corners (with slight puckering showing through on the front), otherwise in good condition, unframed.

Estimate
$700 - 900 

Sold for $1,000

Modern & Contemporary Editions

2 June 2009, 2pm
New York