Frank Stella - Modern and Contemporary Editions New York Saturday, November 14, 2009 | Phillips

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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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Les Indes Galantes III; and V

Two offset lithographs in colors, on J. Green mould-made paper, with full margins,
both I. 8 x 16 in. (20.3 x 40.6 cm);
both S. 16 x 22 1/8 in. (40.6 x 56.2 cm)

both signed, dated `73' and numbered 33/100 and 34/100 respectively in pencil (there were also 20 artist's proofs for both), published by Petersburg Press Ltd., London, both with minor surface soiling, a few pale foxmarks in the margins, minor creasing in the corners, otherwise both in good condition, both framed.

$2,500 - 3,500 

Sold for $3,500

Modern and Contemporary Editions

15 Nov 2009
New York