FRANK STELLA "ABBEY" LITHOGRAPH, 1970
This ultra minimal and mesmerizing Frank Stella print, entitled "Newstead Abbey" relates to one of his most famous works, now in the permanent collection of the Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam).
The "Aluminum Series" prints were based upon paintings he created in 1961. The titles were inspired by mostly literary allusions.
In these works, Stella unites several of his most marked and insurgent artistic elements; the shaped canvas, the absence of color, the use of household paints, irrational geometry and a highly ambiguous title.
"Aluminum" was created at time when Stella had established himself as one of the most innovative abstract painters.
In 1970 the Museum of Modern Art, New York presented a retrospective of Stella's work making him the youngest artist at the time to receive such a distinction.
Stella began working in printmaking in the mid-sixties and it would continue to be an important part of his practice.
This example from "Aluminum Series" is a paradigm of his work. Interestingly, it appears twice in his catalog raisoné, both as an entry and as the lead image for the series.
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Signed, numbered and dated 1970 by the artist
From an edition of 75
Lithograph on Arjomari paper
Very good condition.