Frank Stella - Heatwave London Wednesday, July 22, 2020 | Phillips
  • Provenance

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

  • Literature

    Richard H. Axsom, Leah Kolb, Frank Stella Prints: A Catalogue Raisonné, Portland, 2016

  • 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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Ahab, from The Waves

signed, numbered and dated '33/60 F. Stella '88' lower right
linoleum cut, lithograph and screenprint in colors with hand coloring, marbling and collage
186.8 x 138.6 cm (73 1/2 x 54 5/8 in.)
Executed in 1989, this work is number 33 from an edition of 60 plus 10 artist's proofs.

£5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for £10,625

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