Frank Stella - Editions & Works on Paper New York Monday, October 24, 2022 | Phillips
  • The titles of the Paper Reliefs name sites - cities, settlements, districts, and shtetls - in Poland and the Soviet Union where wooden synagogues, dating to the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries, were destroyed during the Holocaust. The synagogues in question were highly complex carpentered structures, with intricate geometric patterns. - Richard Axsom and Leah Kolb p. 176

    • Provenance

      Acquired from the artist

    • Literature

      Tyler Graphics 544
      Richard Axsom and Leah Kolb 106.3

    • Catalogue Essay

      The consignor intends to donate the proceeds to benefit the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College. Additional works are also included in the 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day sale on November 15th, 2022.

    • Artist Biography

      Frank Stella

      American • 1936 - N/A

      One of the most important living artists, Frank Stella is recognized as the most significant painter that transitioned from Abstract Expressionism to Minimalism. He believes that the painting should be the central object of interest rather than represenative of some subject outside of the work. Stella experimented with relief and created sculptural pieces with prominent properties of collage included. Rejecting the normalities of Minimalism, the artist transformed his style in a way that inspired those who had lost hope for the practice. Stella lives in Malden, Massachusetts and is based in New York and Rock Tavern, New York.

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Property of an Important Private Collector Sold to Benefit the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College


Olyka (III), from the Paper Relief Project (T. 544, A. & K. 106.3)

Unique cotton-pulp relief with hand-coloring and collage, on colored HMP handmade paper, the full sheet.
S. 25 x 21 in. (63.5 x 53.3 cm)
Annotated 'III-9' and 'S3' in pencil on the reverse, published by Tyler Graphics, Ltd., Bedford, New York (with their blindstamp), framed.

Full Cataloguing

$7,000 - 9,000 

Sold for $18,900

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 24 - 26 October 2022