Frank Stella


Frank Stella, like many artists of his generation, was politically active and engaged.

Stella participated in several fundraising efforts where he donated an edition to a worthy cause, such as anti-war demonstrations (see "Angriff" from the Conspiracy Portfolio in 1971) or the Attica Defence Fund (in 1974).

This work, was part of two prong strategy to help the organization "Referendum 70" which was raising funds to support political candidates who were opposed to the Vietnam war.

Stella created two screenprints. One was an edition of 200, signed and numbered. The second (offered here) was also a screenprint, printed at Gemini G.E.L., on identically sized 40" X 40" paper with "Referendum 70" printed boldly at the base, from an edition of 150. 

Aesthetically, the "Referendum" screenprints are associated with the Newfoundland Series, which are variations of Stella's famed protractor paintings from 1967-1970. 

If we situate this work on Stella's timeline, it is all occurring at a pinnacle of creative and critical success. Stella's unique hard-edge geometric paintings and prints are becoming more ambitious in scale, structure and color. In 1970 the Museum of Modern Art, New York presented a retrospective of Stella's work making him the youngest artist at the time to receive such a distinction.

Stella began working in printmaking in the mid-sixties and it would continue to be an important part of his practice. This is the one of largest sized prints Stella would create during the 1970's at Gemini G.E.L.  

Questions about this piece? Contact us or call +1.416.704.1720

Additional images available on request. 


From an edition of 150

40"H 40"W

Image is in excellent condition with vivid colors.

Consistent toning in margins.

Detailed condition report by request 

Literature: "The Prints of Frank Stella" Axsom pg. 74-75, 173. 

Note: this work will be tubed shipped 

- 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.

- What payment methods do you accept?

If purchasing directly online, Caviar20 accepts all major credit cards as well as Paypal. If invoiced, Caviar20 accepts all major credit cards on regularly priced merchandise. 

Discounted material must be paid by wire transfer, or with Paypal (if funds are sent as 'friends and family'). There is a 3.5% administration fee for credit cards on discounted material. 

Caviar20 does not accept personal checks or Zelle. 

Canadian clients are welcomed and encouraged to pay with interac.
Please contact us directly at if interested in paying with a cryptocurrency (Bitcoin, Ethereum).


You may also like