Frank Stella - Evening & Day Editions New York Monday, October 28, 2013 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Vivian Horan, New York

  • Literature

    Tyler Graphics 583

  • 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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Property from a New York Collection


Playskool Clamp, from the Playskool series

Patinated cast bronze, fabricated aluminum, plastic, steel, etched magnesium honeycomb with screenprint in colors and hand-coloring,
35 1/4 x 23 x 22 in (89.5 x 58.4 x 55.9 cm)
incised with signature, dated `83' and numbered 5/5 on the accompanying copper plate (there was also an additional relief numbered 0/0), published by Tyler Graphics, Ltd., Mount Kisco, New York, in very good condition.

$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $43,750

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Evening & Day Editions

New York 28 October 2013 10am & 6pm