Frank Stella - Editions & Works on Paper New York Monday, October 24, 2022 | Phillips
  • Gran Cairo refers to the Spanish conquest of the Yucatan in the 16th century: Gran Cairo was a Mayan city so named by conquistadors because of its pyramids. - Richard Axsom and Leah Kolb p. 141

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      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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Gran Cairo, from Multicolored Squares I (A. & K. 81)

Lithograph in colors, on J. Green mould-made paper, with full margins.
I. 10 1/4 x 10 1/4 in. (26 x 26 cm)
S. 16 x 21 3/4 in. (40.6 x 55.2 cm)

Signed, dated and numbered 10/100 in pencil (there were also 20 artist's proofs), published by Petersburg Press Ltd., London, framed.

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$2,500 - 3,500 

Sold for $6,300

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 24 - 26 October 2022