Frank Stella


In stark contrast to his prints of the late sixties, notably examples from the Black Series, "York Factory" shows a remarkably softer side of Frank Stella. 

This wonderfully understated work, described in the catalog raisonné as made of "confectioner's colors",  is in fact one of the most elaborate and labor-intensive prints Stella created.

"York Factory" is a screenprint (rather than a lithograph) and was created with over 40 screens and finished with a subtle gloss varnish. Soft colors - but hard work. 

The composition is based on a painting from the Newfoundland Series (completed in 1969-70) however unlike most of Stella's prints this work was conceived individually rather than in a series that experimented with different colors applied to an identical composition. 

The title, another curious geographical reference, is the name of an abandoned settlement established in a remote part of Manitoba by the Hudson's Bay Company. (Stella's "Copper Series" was similarly named after abandoned mining towns in Colorado)

Caviar20 is excited to be offering this important and iconic Frank Stella work.

Additional images available on request. 

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

"York Factory I"

USA, 1971

Signed, numbered and dated by the artist  


17"H 44.5"W (work)

Very good condition

Note: this work is sold unframed, additional images coming soon




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