Frank Stella - Editions & Works on Paper: Online Auction New York Wednesday, September 6, 2023 | Phillips

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  • “He did more than anyone else to blast a hole in the traditional tools and aesthetics of printmaking.”
    —Kenneth Tyler on Frank Stella, quoted in Richard Axsom, Frank Stella Prints, 2016, p. 36


    Continuing a memorializing tendency, the titles of the prints in the Exotic Bird Series correspond to names of endangered and extinct birds that Stella gathered from James C. Greenway Jr.’s Extinct and Vanishing Birds of the World (New York: Dover Publications, 1967).

    • Literature

      Tyler Graphics 549
      Richard Axsom 108

    • 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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Puerto Rican Blue Pigeon, from Exotic Bird Series (T. 549, A. 108)

Lithograph and screenprint in colors, on Arches paper, with full margins.
I. 32 3/4 x 44 3/4 in. (83.2 x 113.7 cm)
S. 33 7/8 x 45 7/8 in. (86 x 116.5 cm)

Signed, dated and numbered 'A.P. IX' in pencil (one of 14 artist's proofs, the edition was 50), published by Tyler Graphics Ltd., Bedford Village, New York (with their blindstamp), framed.

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$8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for $8,890

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Editions & Works on Paper: Online Auction

6 - 13 September 2023