Frank Stella - Editions & Works on Paper New York Monday, October 24, 2022 | Phillips
  • This screenprint was produced to help the organization Referendum '70 raise money during the 1970 national elections for candidates who sought an end to the United States' involvement in the Vietnam War. The same image, with the addition of Referendum '70 printed in the lower margin, was used for a poster in support of this cause. - Richard Axsom and Leah Kolb p. 106 

    • Literature

      Gemini G.E.L. 229
      Richard Axsom and Leah Kolb 49

    • 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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Referendum '70 (G. 229, A. & K. 49)

Screenprint in colors, on Special Arjomari paper, with full margins.
I. 31 7/8 x 31 7/8 in. (81 x 81 cm)
S. 40 x 40 in. (101.6 x 101.6 cm)

Signed, dated and numbered 90/200 in pencil (there were also 15 artist's proofs), published by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles (with their blindstamps), framed.

Phillips will donate the Buyers Premium from this lot to the Ukrainian Red Cross.

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$5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for $11,340

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 24 - 26 October 2022