Frank Stella


"Lake City" is a paradigm of Frank Stella's work. It is a descendant of his Copper Series paintings from 1960-61. Several of Frank Stella's prints revisit/reinterpret his most successful and iconic paintings. 

The Copper Series paintings were some of the most celebrated and widely exhibited works from Stella's early career. 

Besides the striking metallic coloring, these works were impactful for their highly original, curiously shaped canvases. This body of work is considered as an important bellwether of Minimalism.  

In 1970 Stella created a portfolio of 7 complex prints, named after the mining towns in the mountains of Colorado (that sourced silver and copper) active at the turn of the century.  Appropriately these lithographs were created using several screens of metallic copper paints and tinted varnishes.

Stella was an active printmaker and experimented with techniques to achieve a specific aesthetic. These works were first screenprinted before the lithographic inks and varnishes were applied - and as a result are far more than mini reproductions of paintings.   

The ‚ÄúCopper Series‚ÄĚ lithographs were originally sold as an album. As a result it is quite rare to find individual examples from the series. It is also worth noting that Stella typically created editions of 100 - "Lake City" is from an edition of 75.

Click here to learn more about Frank Stella's influential trip to Colorado 

Additional images available on request. 

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Signed, numbered, and dated 1970 by the artist 

Lithograph, screenprint on special Arjomari paper

From an edition of 75

Printed at Gemini G.E.L Los Angeles 

16"H 22"W (work) 

Very good condition  

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