If you follow Caviar20 you know that we are a bit obsessed with Frank Stella.

Most of his multiples, until the early 1970's, situated a geometric composition on the right of paper. 

In 1972, Stella begins to double the compositions - referencing his paintings of "Mitered Mazes" and "Concentric Squares".

These works, and this is an prime example with exceptional colors, demonstrate how Stella was simultaneously pushing hard-edge abstraction and Op art forward.

These composition are incredibly dynamic and mesmerizing. Flat bands of color interact and interlock into forms that suggest movement and depth. 

For example stare at the center of the composition, the square resting on its point created with descending bands of color, and then look again at the right or left sides. For a work that can be described as "flat" it incredibly active.

Like many of Stella's lithographs, the artist used a lithographic crayon to create the illusion that the works have been hand-sketched.

The title of this series of lithographs, "Les Indes Gallantes" references a French opera-ballet composed in the 17th century. 

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. 

"Les Indes Galantes IV"

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Signed, numbered 68/100 and dated 1973 by the artist 

Offset lithograph.

16"H 22"W (work)

20.5"H 26.5"W (framed)

Very good condition.


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