Frank Stella


In 1970 the Museum of Modern Art, New York presented a retrospective of Frank Stella's work making him the youngest artist at the time to receive such a distinction.

Stella had begun printmaking in 1967 - and it immediately became an essential part of his oeuvre. 

The "Purple Series" is significant as, while it alludes to the success of his shaped canvases, the consistent use of the slightly muted grape-colored purple is unique and not repeated in his paintings.

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.

This example, "Henry Garden" refers to Henry Geldzahler - the Assistant Curator in the Department of American Painting and Sculpture at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC) who was an important early champion and friend of the artist. 

(Today the Met holds over 90 examples of Frank Stella's work in their permanent collection)

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 - these too can be found in the permanent collection of many institutions including the MoMA and others

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.

"Henry Garden" (From the Purple Series)

Signed, numbered and dated 1972 by the artist 

Published by Gemini G.E.L., Ltd., Los Angeles

From an edition of 100


16"H 22"W (work)

20"H 26"W (framed) 

Very good condition.

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