FRANK STELLA "LEO CASTELLI" LITHOGRAPH, 1972
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Stella's work references many of the key developments or movements in post-war American painting; geometric abstraction, color field painting and Minimalism.
So it is more than fitting that Stella named this fantastic print after the legendary New York art dealer, Leo Castelli.
Leo Castelli was an Italian-American art dealer who launched or showcased some of the most innovative and legendary contemporary artists. He was the first art dealer to give Frank Stella a solo show. Many artists whom Castelli nurtured/exhibited, including Andy Warhol, paid tribute to Castelli in their artworks, ensuring his legacy and contributions would live on.
"Leo Castelli" is one of the most desirable examples from Stella's "Purple Series"
There were nine works in the "Purple Series" and each work bears the name of an individual in the New York art world that was important in Stella's life. The series is particularly significant as, while it alludes to the success of his shaped canvases, the slightly muted grape-colored purple is unique and does not appear in any of his paintings.
Stella was one of the first accomplished artists to dismiss the idea of using paint in an expressive form in the creation of abstract art. Furthermore there was no allusion to the material world or an emotional state. Stella's sharp paintings, were simply that - paintings.
Stella had begun printmaking in 1967 - and it immediately became an essential part of his oeuvre. In terms of process the "Purple Series" is the second and the last group of prints to be created from lithographic stones.
Like most of Stella's prints from the late 1960's and 1970's - this work can be found in the permanent collection of many institutions including the MoMA and others.
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Signed, numbered and dated 1972 by the artist
From an edition of 100
16"H 22"W (work)
21.5"H 27.5"W (framed)
Very good condition.
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