Frank Stella - Evening & Day Editions New York Wednesday, October 31, 2012 | 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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Multicolored Squares I series

The complete set of six offset lithographs in colors, on J. Green mouldmade paper, with full margins,
all I. approx. 10 3/8 x 10 3/8 in (26.4 x 26.4 cm);
all S. 16 x 21 3/4 in (40.6 x 55.2 cm)

all signed, dated `72’ and numbered 55/100 in pencil (there were also 20 artist's proofs), published by Petersburg Press Ltd., London, minor surface soiling, a few with minute foxmarks or soft handling creases, otherwise all in very good condition, all framed.

$15,000 - 20,000 

Sold for $18,750

Evening & Day Editions

31 October & 1 November 2012
New York