Frank Stella - Evening & Day Editions London Wednesday, June 10, 2015 | Phillips

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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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Sidi Ifni, from Hommage à Picasso

Offset lithograph in colours, on Copperplate Deluxe paper, with full margins,
I. 48.3 x 48 cm (19 x 18 7/8 in.)
S. 55.6 x 75.9 cm (21 7/8 x 29 7/8 in.)

signed, dated '73' and numbered 54/90 in pencil (there were also 30 impressions in Roman numerals reserved for museums, plus 15 artist's proofs), co-published by Propyläen Verlag, Berlin and Pantheon-Presse, Rome, unframed.

£2,000 - 3,000 

Sold for £2,500

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 11 June 2015 2pm & 6pm