Frank Stella, Sidi Ifni


Frank Stella (American, b. 1936)

Sidi Ifni (from Hommage à Picasso), 1973

Medium: Lithograph in colors, on wove paper

Dimensions: 22 × 30 in (55.8 × 76.2 cm)

Edition of 90 + XXX + 15 AP: Hand signed and numbered in pencil

Publisher: Propyläen-Verlag, Berlin and and Pantheon Presse, Agno, Switzerland

Printer: Petersburg Press, London

Catalogue raisonné: Axsom, 91a

Condition: Very good

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Best known for his experimentation with shaped canvases, American painter Frank Stella has been influential in developing Color Field painting and Minimalism. Stella’s colorful artworks frequently feature colorful patterns and geometric designs. In both painting and printmaking, Frank Stella has explored a wide range of visual possibilities, from the elegance of his black paintings to the colorful exuberance of his later work. Stella is considered a peintre-graveur or painter-printmaker, whose graphics represent just as an import part of this oeuvre as paintings do: “What I like in the paintings, I try to get in the prints. And then, what I like in the prints, I try to get in the paintings. It works both ways.” In his prints as in his paintings, Stella works in series. Each series explores a specific formal problem, the solution to which is embodied in a set of variations. in its imagery, Frank Stella’s printmaking invariably corresponds to his painting, although realized in entirely distinct ways. Stella’s activity as a printmaker can be interpreted as a continuous testing of print media to pursue various resolutions of his paintings’ formal concerns. American, born 1936 in Malden, Massachusetts.

Frank Stella, Sidi Ifni

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