Frank Stella



Caviar20 is proud to be offering this distinctive Frank Stella work, one of the most sought-after pieces from the "Merce Cunningham" portfolio. 

Cunningham was a highly-decorated American dancer and choreographer, known for his boundary-pushing performances and collaborations with high-profile artists. 

Cunningham's relationship with New York City's most innovative artists led to the benefit portfolio that this work comes from. The sale of the portfolio raised funds for his eponymous school and dance company. The other artists included John Cage, Jasper Johns, Robert Morris, Bruce Nauman, Frank Stella, and Andy Warhol.

"FŇęrg" was created in 1975 and perfectly demonstrates Frank Stella's enduring appeal - the hypnotic arrangement of vibrant contrasting colors and geometric shapes. The rows of colored strips¬†hint at the shape of a rectangle, albeit with a dip in the center. The strips are alternative in color and length, seemingly at random. The multi-colored¬†shape¬†occupies only the bottom half of the print, leaving the top half empty.¬†

Stella's work references many key developments or movements in post-war American painting; geometric abstraction, color field painting, and Minimalism. 

Printmaking was an important part of Stella's practice since the mid-1960s. This work demonstrates one of Stella's innovations as a printmaker - the illusion that the work was hand-colored or sketched with pencil crayons when it fact it was realized with a special lithographic pencil created for Stella's printmaking ambitions. 

This work can be found in many important museums' permanent collections including the MoMA amongst others. 

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


Lithograph and screenprint

USA, 1975

Signed, numbered, and dated by the artist 

From an edition of 100

17"H 22"W (sheet)

19"H 25"W (framed)

Printed by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles

Published by Castelli Graphics and Multiples, Inc., New York

Excellent condition.

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We can ship anywhere. Typically when we ship within North America we prefer to use FedEx or DHL. To Europe, Asia and beyond we generally use DHL. 

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Occasionally we will recommend that an artwork be removed from its frame for shipping. Larger framed works are typically framed with plexiglass. We export over 80% of what we sell, so we are comfortable shipping anywhere. 

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When a work is valued above $2,500 usd there is a possibility of tax of 0.35%, but this is applied sporadically. There can similarly be an additional fee for customs brokerage and this can range from $20 - $65. US Taxes, duties and customs brokerage are not included in our flat rate shipping. However most of our shipments to the US enter without any additional fees. 

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Yes, we guarantee everything we sell. We can provide both a digital and printed version of our certificate of authenticity. 

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