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    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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Then Came Death and Took the Butcher, from Illustrations after El Lissitzsky's Had Gadya

1984
Lithograph, linocut and screenprint in colors with hand-coloring and collage, on wove paper, the full sheet.
S. 58 1/2 x 47 1/4 in. (148.6 x 120 cm)
Signed, dated and numbered 31/60 in pencil (there were also 10 artist's proofs), published by Waddington Graphics, London, with pinpoint abrasions at the center right black triangle, a soft crease at the upper left sheet corner, not examined out of the frame, otherwise presumably in good condition, framed.

Estimate
$6,000 - 9,000 

Sold for $10,000

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Online Auction 17 - 24 June 2020