Frank Stella


Caviar20 is proud to be offering this exceptional paradigm of Frank Stella's work.

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. 

Questions about this piece? Contact us or call +1.416.704.1720

"Leo Castelli"

Signed, numbered and dated 1972 by the artist 

USA, 1972


From an edition of 100

16"H 22"W (work)

21.5"H 27.5"W (framed)

Very good condition.


- Where does the inventory ship from?
Our inventory is divided between New York and Toronto. 

- Where do you ship to?
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. 

- How much does it cost to ship?
For shipments within North America, we typically charge a flat rate fee. Many items on our site will list the rate. For shipping outside of North America, we can easily provide a quote and will look for the most efficient and economical option.

Most of the items on our site can be easily shipped internationally.

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. 

- Are there additional taxes or fees?
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. 

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

What is your return policy?
- Caviar20 wants you to be 100% satisfied with your purchase. We have a 7 day no-questions full refund return policy for your purchase. Shipping charges are non-refundable. Return shipping is the responsibility of the customer. After 8 days returns are given a credit note. There is no expiration for our credit notes.

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