Frank Stella - Evening & Day Editions New York Wednesday, October 31, 2012 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Gemini G.E.L. 75-82; Richard Axsom 21-28

  • Catalogue Essay

    Ifafa I, Ifafa II, Itata, Black Adder, Quathlamba I, Quathlamba II, Empress of India I and Empress of India II

  • 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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V series

The complete set of eight lithographs in colors, on Lowell paper, with full margins,
three I. 11 x 19 in (27.9 x 48.3 cm);
three S. 16 x 22 in (40.6 x 55.9 cm);
three I. 11 x 32 1/2 in (27.9 x 82.6 cm);
three S. 16 x 35 3/8 in (40.6 x 89.9 cm);
two I. 11 x 26 in (27.9 x 66 cm);
two S. 16 x 29 in (40.6 x 73.7 cm)

all signed, dated '68' and numbered 38/100 in pencil (there were also 12, 14, 15 or 16 artist's proofs), published by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles (with their blindstamps), the sheets very slightly toned, occasional minor scuffing in the margins, occasional creases (particularly near the sheet edges), a few with pale stains, creasing and soiling in the margins, irregular mat staining on the reverse, otherwise all generally in good condition, all framed.

$18,000 - 25,000 

Sold for $20,000

Evening & Day Editions

31 October & 1 November 2012
New York