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  • Provenance

    Vivian Horan, New York

  • Literature

    Tyler Graphics 583

  • 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 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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