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  • Provenance

    Phillips, London, 19 January 2017, lot 9
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Artist Biography

    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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Squid, from The Waves

signed, numbered and dated '33/60 F. Stella '88' lower centre
linoleum cut, lithograph and screenprint in colours with handcolouring, marbling and collage
187 x 140.4 cm (73 5/8 x 55 1/4 in.)
Executed in 1988, this work is number 33 from an edition of 60 plus 10 artist's proofs.

£7,000 - 10,000 

Sold for £8,750

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Online Auction 22 - 30 July 2020