FRANK STELLA "CONWAY" SCREENPRINT, 1974
This is another fine example from Frank Stella's highly desirable "Eccentric Polygons" series.
These works are noted for their dynamic forms where flat shapes were being pushed or contained against moving borders and other geometric constructions.
This series of screenprints were based on the "Polygon" paintings from 1965-1967.
Their curious titles come from small towns and locations in the White Mountains of New Hampshire where Stella and his father would go fishing during his youth.
The "Eccentric Polygons" are Stella's last body of prints before he transitions to the exuberant, Baroque-busy, elaborate style that defined his aesthetic to this day.
Not surprisingly, these canvases featured prominently in the recent retrospective at the Whitney Museum (in NYC) which also toured nationally in 2016.
This example of "Conway" is a highly desirable "TP" (or Trial Proof) as only four were created.
Before creating the edition, Stella made 4 trial proofs in shades of black (instead of magenta, buff, turquoise etc.) to test the composition and overall results.
As this series is noted for its strong, arguably random, colors such monochromatic examples are true collector's pieces as they are extremely rare.
To see another example from the "Eccentric Polygon" series, click here.
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Signed, numbered and dated 1974 by the artist
Trial proof 3 (from an edition of 4)
Lithograph and screenprint.
22"H 17"W (work)
Very good condition.
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