Frank Stella



If one is interested in Frank Stella's association with Op Art, his hypnotic and minimal "Aluminum Series" from 1970 is a great introduction. 

The "Aluminum Series" prints were based on 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. 

Click here to see another example from this iconic series.

In his prints, Stella consciously positioned the shapes towards the left-hand margin, with the intention of exaggerating the impact of the form and in turn creating an almost signature arrangement. 

Stella began working in printmaking in the mid-sixties, which would continue to be an important part of his practice. 

"Aluminum Series" is one of the most desirable groups of prints that Stella created. They can be found in the permanent collection of the Whitney, the Walker Arts Center, the National Gallery of Australia and the Brooklyn Museum to mention a few. 

Questions about this piece? Contact us or call +1.416.704.1720. Visit our Toronto gallery on Thursdays or by appointment.

"Marquis de Portago"

USA, 1970

Signed, numbered and dated 1970 by the artist 

From an edition of 75

Lithograph on Arjomari paper 

16"H 22"W 

Very good condition. 

Literature: pg. 91 "Frank Stella Prints: A Catalogue Raisonne" 2016, Axsom et all. 

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