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    Tyler Graphics 551; Richard Axsom 110

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    This image is on the back cover of Richard Axsom's first edition of the print catalogue raisonné (1967-1982)

  • 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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Inaccessible Island Rail, from Exotic Bird series

1977
Offset lithograph and screenprint in colors, on Arches paper, with full margins,
I. 32 5/8 x 44 1/2 in. (82.9 x 113 cm)
S. 33 1/2 x 45 1/2 in. (85.1 x 115.6 cm)

signed, dated `77' and numbered 36/50 in pencil (there were also 16 artist's proofs), published by Tyler Graphics, Mount Kisco, New York (with their blindstamp), framed.

Estimate
$6,000 - 8,000 

Sold for $12,500

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New York Auction 25 April 2016