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Frank Stella Art

Frank Stella (USA, b. 1936)
Frank Stella (USA, b. 1936)

Frank Stella is one of the central figures in postwar American art. A proponent of minimalism and non-representational abstraction, Stella is apainter, printmaker and sculptor. A native of Massachusetts, he attended Phillips Academy in Andover and earned a BA from Princeton, where he studied art and color theory with Josef Albers and Hans Hofmann. Stella frequented New York galleries as a student and was intrigued by the work of Jackson Pollock and Franz Kline, both of whom were at the height of their creative powers in the late 1950s. After moving to New York in 1958, he gravitated toward the geometric abstraction and restrained painting style of Barnett Newman and Jasper Johns. Johns’s flat, graphic images of common objects such as targets and flags prompt viewers to question the essential nature of representation and whether these pictures are really paintings or simply new iterations of the items themselves. Stella pushed Johns’s reasoning further, considering paintings on canvas as objects in their own right, like sculptures, rather than representations. This led him to reject certain formal conventions, eschewing sketches and often using nontraditional materials, like house paint.


In 1959, Stella created his “Black Paintings,” series, in which bands of black paint are separated by thin, precise stripes of bare canvas. At a time when contemporary painting was all about wild gestures, thick paint and formal abandon, these pieces created a sensation. That same year, Stella's work was included in the exhibition "Sixteen Americans" at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and he joined the roster of artists represented by Leo Castelli Gallery. In 1960, he began introducing color into his work and using unconventionally shaped canvases to complement his compositions. In his “Eccentric Polygon” series, from 1965 and ‘66, he embraces asymmetry and bold color, creating forms delineated by painted fields and by the edges of the canvas. This series was followed by the 1967–70 “Protractor” series, characterized by colorful circles and arcs. Named after the ancient cities whose circular plans Stella had noticed while traveling in the Middle East during the 1960s, s these works usually comprised several canvases set flush against one another so that the geometric figures in each section came together in a larger, more complex whole. Also in the mid-1960s, Stella started exploring printmaking, initially working with Kenneth Tyler, of Gemini G.E.L., and later installing printing equipment in his own studio. In 1968, he created the “V” series of lithographs,which included the print Quathlamba I. Following a solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in 1970, Stella began working in three dimensions, adding relief elements to paintings, which could almost be considered wall-mounted sculptures. Stella’s 1970-–73 “Polish Village” series was inspired by a documentary photos and architectural drawings of Polish synagogues that had been destroyed by Nazis during World War II. The resulting works — composed primarily of paint and cloth on plywood — are more rugged and less polished than his previous series. Moby-Dick was his muse for a series of three dimensional works he created in the 1980s in which waveforms, architectural elements and Platonic solids play a prominent role. During this period, Stella embraced a new, exuberant style that is exemplified in La Scienza della Fiacca. In 1997, he oversaw the creation of the Stella Project, a 5,000-square-foot work inside the Moores Opera House at the University of Houston. A large free-standing sculpture by Stella stands outside the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.


Stella’s work is in the collections of numerous important museum collections around the world, including New York’s Museum of Modern Art and Metropolitan Museum of Art; the Menil Collection, in Houston; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, in Washington, D.C.; and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. He was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Obama in 2009, and was given the Lifetime Achievement Award in Contemporary Sculpture by the International Sculpture Center in 2011.

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Sinjerli Variation Squared with Colored Ground IV
By Frank Stella
Located in Saint Augustine, FL
An original signed lithograph and screenprint on 320 gram Arches Cover paper by American artist Frank Stella (1936-) titled "Sinjerli Variation Squared with Colored Ground IV", 1981....
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1980s Abstract Geometric Frank Stella Art

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Lithograph, Screen

Frank Stella-Polar Coordinates, Variant I-31.5" x 23.5"-Poster-1980
By Frank Stella
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Frank Stella-Polar Coordinates, Variant I-31.5" x 23.5"-Poster-1980
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20th Century Frank Stella Art

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Offset

1980 Democratic Convention Frank Stella colorful vintage Pop political poster
By Frank Stella
Located in New York, NY
Colorful vintage poster for the 1980 Democratic National Convention, held in Madison Square Garden in New York.Concentric lines of orange and bright green interweave with strokes of ...
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1980s Pop Art Frank Stella Art

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Lithograph

Frank Stella Eskimo Curfew, 1977, Exotic Bird Series, 1977
By Frank Stella
Located in New York, NY
Frank Stella's Eskimo Curfew, From Exotic Bird Series, 1977 is a Lithograph and screenprint in colors, on Arches 88 mould-made paper, signed in pencil and numbered out of 50 (there w...
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1970s Abstract Geometric Frank Stella Art

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Lithograph, Screen

Star of Persia I
By Frank Stella
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Frank Stella is a key figure in the evolution of 20th century abstraction. He is considered the most influential American painter from the generation that abandoned and surpassed Abs...
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1960s Minimalist Frank Stella Art

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Paper, Lithograph

1980 Democratic Convention Frank Stella SIGNED colorful vintage Pop poster
By Frank Stella
Located in New York, NY
Colorful vintage poster for the 1980 Democratic National Convention, held in Madison Square Garden in New York.Concentric lines of orange and bright green interweave with strokes of ...
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1980s Pop Art Frank Stella Art

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Lithograph

The Whale Watch
By Frank Stella
Located in Culver City, CA
Frank Philip Stella (born May 12, 1936) is an American painter, sculptor and printmaker, noted for his work in the areas of minimalism and post-painterly abstraction. Stella lives an...
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1990s Abstract Frank Stella Art

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Textile, Silk, Archival Ink, Digital, Archival Pigment

Frank Stella, Lithography 'Prince of Hohenfließ', 100/100, 1997
By Frank Stella
Located in Greding, DE
Limited-edition preferential graphic by Frank Stella, "published on the occasion of the inauguration of the new reception hall with four works by Frank Stella and the opening of the ...
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1990s Abstract Frank Stella Art

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Lithograph, Screen

Going Aboard
By Frank Stella
Located in Santa Fe, NM
Going Aboard is a 1989 print by Frank Stella that combines serigraph, lithograph, and linoleum block with hand-coloring and collage. Going Aboard is part of Frank Stella's monumental...
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1980s Abstract Frank Stella Art

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Lithograph, Woodcut

Ahab's Leg
By Frank Stella
Located in Santa Fe, NM
Ahab's Leg is a 1988 print by Frank Stella that combines serigraph, lithograph, and linoleum block with hand-coloring and collage. Ahab's Leg is part of Frank Stella's monumental Wav...
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1980s Abstract Frank Stella Art

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Lithograph, Woodcut

1980 Democratic Convention Frank Stella colorful vintage Pop political poster
By Frank Stella
Located in New York, NY
Colorful vintage poster for the 1980 Democratic National Convention, held in Madison Square Garden in New York.Concentric lines of orange and bright green interweave with strokes of ...
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1980s Pop Art Frank Stella Art

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Lithograph

Addison Gallery 1982 SIGNED Frank Stella Vintage Poster, metallic rainbow
By Frank Stella
Located in New York, NY
This shimmering, metallic vintage poster with rainbow text and layers of texture must be seen in person to appreciate Frank Stella's masterful design. Original exhibition poster for...
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Late 20th Century Abstract Frank Stella Art

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Lithograph

Ossipee (from 'Eccentric Polygons'), Frank Stella
By Frank Stella
Located in New York, NY
From the artist’s Eccentric Polygons portfolio, created by Frank Stella in 1974, Ossipee is an original color lithograph and screenprint measuring 17 1/8 x 22 1/8 in. (43.5 x 56.2 cm...
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20th Century Abstract Geometric Frank Stella Art

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Lithograph, Screen

Purple Series
By Frank Stella
Located in Toronto, Ontario
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 had begun prin...
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Late 20th Century Abstract Frank Stella Art

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Lithograph

Purple Hollis
By Frank Stella
Located in Toronto, Ontario
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 began p...
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Late 20th Century Abstract Frank Stella Art

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Lithograph

Sinjerli Variations LA
By Frank Stella
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Frank Stella's "Sinjerli Variations" are arguably the most iconic and sought-after prints from his oeuvre. They demonstrate many of Stella's best formal characteristics and technical...
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Late 20th Century Minimalist Frank Stella Art

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Paper, Lithograph, Screen

Hollis Frampton
By Frank Stella
Located in London, GB
40.6 x 55.8 cms (16 x 22 ins) Edition of 100 Proofs: 9 AP, RTP, PPII, 3A, C Published by Gemini G.E.L (FS72-442) Printed by Serge Lozingot, assisted by Richard Ewen
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1970s Abstract Frank Stella Art

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Lithograph

Charlotte Tokayer
By Frank Stella
Located in London, GB
40.6 x 55.8 cms (16 x 22 ins) Edition of 100 Proofs: 9 AP, RTP, PPII, 3A, C Published by Gemini G.E.L (FS72-442) Printed by Richard Ewen, assisted by Dan Freeman
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1970s Abstract Frank Stella Art

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Lithograph

Sidney Guberman
By Frank Stella
Located in London, GB
40.6 x 55.8 cms (16 x 22 ins) Edition of 100 Proofs: 9 AP, RTP, PPII, 3A, C Published by Gemini G.E.L (FS72-442) Printed by Ron Adams, assisted by Cherles DeLong
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1970s Abstract Frank Stella Art

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Lithograph

D.
By Frank Stella
Located in London, GB
40.6 x 55.8 cms (16 x 22 ins) Edition of 100
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1970s Abstract Frank Stella Art

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Lithograph

Henry Garden
By Frank Stella
Located in London, GB
40.6 x 55.8 cms (16 x 22 ins) Edition of 100 Signed "F.Stella 72" lower right Proofs: 9 AP, RTP, PPII, 3A, C Published by Gemini G.E.L (FS72-442) Printed by Ronald Otis, assis...
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1970s Abstract Frank Stella Art

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Lithograph

Ileana Sonnabend
By Frank Stella
Located in London, GB
40.6 x 55.8 cms (16 x 22 ins) Edition of 100
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1970s Abstract Frank Stella Art

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Lithograph

K.52
By Frank Stella
Located in London, GB
Frank Stella K.52 2006 Stainless steel tubing and cast aluminium 40.6 x 40.6 x 26.7 cms (16 x 16 x 10 1/2 ins) FS10201 K Series The series is based on the Italian composer Domenico...
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Early 2000s Abstract Frank Stella Art

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Stainless Steel

1980 Democratic Convention Frank Stella SIGNED colorful vintage Pop poster
By Frank Stella
Located in New York, NY
Colorful vintage poster for the 1980 Democratic National Convention, held in Madison Square Garden in New York.Concentric lines of orange and bright green interweave with strokes of ...
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1980s Pop Art Frank Stella Art

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Lithograph

Les Indes III
By Frank Stella
Located in Toronto, Ontario
The title of this series of Frank Stella lithographs, "Les Indes Gallantes" references a French opera-ballet composed in the 17th century. The five acts of the ballet are transposed ...
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1970s Abstract Geometric Frank Stella Art

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Lithograph

Les Indes II
By Frank Stella
Located in Toronto, Ontario
The title of this series of Frank Stella lithographs, "Les Indes Gallantes" references a French opera-ballet composed in the 17th century. The five acts of the ballet are transposed ...
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1970s Abstract Geometric Frank Stella Art

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Lithograph

Sidi Ifni, Sidi Ifni (from Hommage à Picasso), Abstract Geometric, Minimalism
By Frank Stella
Located in Hamburg, DE
Frank Stella (American, b. 1936) Sidi Ifni (from Hommage à Picasso), 1974 Medium: Lithograph in colors, on wove paper Dimensions: 22 × 30 in (55.8 × 76.2 cm) Edition of 90 + XXX + 15...
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20th Century Abstract Frank Stella Art

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Lithograph

Swan Engraving Blue, Green, Grey
By Frank Stella
Located in New York, NY
Printer and publisher: Tyler Graphics, Ltd., Bedford, New York
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1980s Frank Stella Art

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Etching

"Jill" Black Series II (Axsom 16)
By Frank Stella
Located in Mount Laurel, NJ
Artist: Frank Stella Title: "Jill" Black Series (Axsom 16) Medium: Lithograph Date: 1967 Edition: 100 Dimensions: 15 X 22” Description: Framed. Series of eight lithographs on ...
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1960s Pop Art Frank Stella Art

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Lithograph

Angriff -- Screen Print, Stripes, Black and White, Contemporary, by Frank Stella
By Frank Stella
Located in London, GB
FRANK STELLA Angriff, 1971 Screenprint in black and grey, on Fabriano paper Signed, dated and numbered from the edition of 150 From Conspiracy: The Artist as Witness Printed by Sty...
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1970s Contemporary Frank Stella Art

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Screen

Frank Stella Original Etching Swan in Blue, 1983 Modern Master Blue Chip Print
By Frank Stella
Located in Buffalo, NY
An original Frank Stella etching from the artist's Swan series created in 1983 at Tyler Graphics in New York. The series of twenty-five prints published over 3 years was Stella’s m...
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1980s Abstract Expressionist Frank Stella Art

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Etching

Six Mile Bottom
By Frank Stella
Located in Toronto, Ontario
This fantastic minimal and mesmerizing Frank Stella print relates to one his most famous works, now in the permanent collection of the Tate Modern (London). The hypnotic form was fi...
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1970s Op Art Frank Stella Art

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Lithograph

Averroes
By Frank Stella
Located in Toronto, Ontario
If one is interested in Frank Stella's association with Op Art, his hypnotic and minimal "Aluminum Series" from 1970 is a great introduction. The "Aluminum Series" prints were base...
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1970s Op Art Frank Stella Art

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Lithograph

Marquis
By Frank Stella
Located in Toronto, Ontario
If one is interested in Frank Stella's association with Op Art, his hypnotic and minimal "Aluminum Series" from 1970 is a great introduction. The "Aluminum Series" prints were base...
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1970s Abstract Geometric Frank Stella Art

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Lithograph

Conway
By Frank Stella
Located in Toronto, Ontario
This is another fine example from Frank Stella's highly desirable "Eccentric Polygons" series. These works are noted for their dynamic forms where flat shapes were being pushed or c...
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1970s Abstract Geometric Frank Stella Art

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Lithograph, Screen

Estoril Five I
By Frank Stella
Located in New York, NY
1982 Relief, woodcut on white TGL handmade, hand-colored paper Sheet: 66 3/4 x 51 1/2 in. Edition of 30 (aside from 10 artist's proofs) Signed, dated and numbered in pencil
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1980s Abstract Frank Stella Art

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Woodcut

Frank Stella-Polar Coordinates, Variant I-31.5" x 23.5"-Poster-1980
By Frank Stella
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Frank Stella-Polar Coordinates, Variant I-31.5" x 23.5"-Poster-1980
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20th Century Frank Stella Art

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Offset

Shards IV
By Frank Stella
Located in New York, NY
Edition of 100 From 'Shards' Published by Petersburg Press, New York Signed, dated, and numbered in pencil
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20th Century Frank Stella Art

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Lithograph, Screen

Frank Stella-Kastura-38" x 23"-Offset Lithograph-1982-Minimalism-sculpture
By Frank Stella
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Poster for a show titled Metal Reliefs at the Addison Gallery of American Art, October 23- December 17, 1982 Hand signed in bottom left corner of image in pen.
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20th Century Frank Stella Art

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Offset

Frank Stella-Prints 1967-1982-75" x 52"-Poster-1982-Contemporary-Black & White
By Frank Stella
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This is an offset lithograph created for an exhibition at the Whitney Museum of Modern Art from January 13 - March 13 in 1983. The exhibit celebrated Stella’s works from 1967-1982. S...
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20th Century Frank Stella Art

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Offset

Line Up -- Print, Lithograph, Abstract, Contemporary Art by Frank Stella
By Frank Stella
Located in London, GB
FRANK STELLA Line Up, 1973 Lithograph in colours, on J.Green mould-made paper Signed, dated and numbered from the edition of 100 From Jasper's Dilemma Printed by Cook, Hammond and K...
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1970s Contemporary Frank Stella Art

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Lithograph

Shards V
By Frank Stella
Located in New York, NY
Lithograph and screenprint on Arches cover, Signed and dated
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20th Century Frank Stella Art

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Lithograph

The Butcher Came and Slew the Ox
By Frank Stella
Located in New York, NY
Hand-colored and collaged with lithographic, linoleum block, and screen printings Signed and numbered Hand-colored and collaged with lithographic, linoleum block, and screen printing...
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20th Century Frank Stella Art

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Lithograph

Then Came an Ox and Drank the Water
By Frank Stella
Located in New York, NY
"Lithograph, linocut, and screenprint in colors with hand-coloring on T.H. Saunders paper background and collage on Somerset paper, Edition of 60, From ""Illustrations After El Lissi...
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20th Century Frank Stella Art

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Lithograph

Hyena Stomp, from Jasper's Dilemma
By Frank Stella
Located in Miami, FL
TECHNICAL INFORMATION Frank Stella Hyena Stomp, from Jasper's Dilemma 1973 Lithograph 16 x 22 in. Edition of 100 Pencil signed and numbered Accompanied with COA by Gregg Shien...
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1970s Minimalist Frank Stella Art

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Lithograph

Then Came an Ox and Drank the Water
By Frank Stella
Located in New York, NY
Lithograph, linocut, and screenprint in colors with hand-coloring on T.H. Saunders paper background and collage on Somerset paper Edition of 60 From "Illustrations After El Lissitzky...
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Late 20th Century Abstract Expressionist Frank Stella Art

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Lithograph, Linocut, Screen

Frank Stella, Black Series I, Suite of 4 lithographs, 1967
By Frank Stella
Located in Houston, TX
These four wonderful lithographs by Frank Stella are from a portfolio of nine prints published in 1967 by Gemini G.E.L. in Los Angeles. The Museum of Modern Art in New York owns a co...
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1960s Abstract Geometric Frank Stella Art

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Lithograph

"Prints 1967-1982", Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
By Frank Stella
Located in New York, NY
This poster was created for the Frank Stella exhibition "Prints 1967-1982" at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1983. It is an offset lithograph and is framed.
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1980s Minimalist Frank Stella Art

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Lithograph, Offset

Polar Coordinates VII
By Frank Stella
Located in Miami, FL
TECHNICAL INFORMATION Frank Stella Polar Coordinates VII 1980 Mixed media - lithograph and screenprint in colors with hand-coloring in tempera, acrylic metallic paint, gouache and ...
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1980s Contemporary Frank Stella Art

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Lithograph, Screen

Les Indes Galantes III
By Frank Stella
Located in Miami, FL
TECHNICAL INFORMATION Frank Stella Les Indes Galantes II 1973 Lithograph 16 x 22 in. A.P. Edition of 20 Pencil signed, dated and numbered Accompanied with COA by Gregg Shienba...
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1970s Minimalist Frank Stella Art

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Lithograph

Les Indes Galantes V
By Frank Stella
Located in Miami, FL
TECHNICAL INFORMATION Frank Stella Les Indes Galantes II 1973 Lithograph 16 x 22 in. A.P. Edition of 20 Pencil signed, dated and numbered Accompanied with COA by Gregg Shienba...
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1970s Minimalist Frank Stella Art

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Lithograph

Then Came a Stick and Beat the Dog, Illustrations After El Lissitzky's Had Gadya
By Frank Stella
Located in Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Lithograph, linocut, and screenprint in colors with hand-coloring and collage, on wove paper, 1984, signed and dated in pencil, from the numbered edition of 60 (there were also 10 ar...
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1980s Abstract Frank Stella Art

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Linocut, Screen, Paper, Mixed Media, Lithograph

Palmito Ranch, from Benjamin Moore
By Frank Stella
Located in Miami, FL
TECHNICAL INFORMATION Frank Stella Palmito Ranch, from Benjamin Moore 1972 Lithograph 16 x 22 in. Edition of 100 Pencil signed & numbered Accompanied with COA by Gregg Shienbaum...
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1970s Minimalist Frank Stella Art

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Lithograph

Ophir, from Copper Series
By Frank Stella
Located in Miami, FL
TECHNICAL INFORMATION: Frank Stella Ophir, from Copper Series 1970 Lithograph 16 x 22 in. Edition of 75 Pencil signed and numbered Accompanied with COA by Gregg Shienbaum Fine Art....
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1970s Minimalist Frank Stella Art

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Lithograph

Green Solitaire
By Frank Stella
Located in New York, NY
Frank Stella Green Solitaire, 1977 Acrylic And Glitter On Corrugated Tycore 20.30h x 27.80w x 4d in
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1970s Post-War Frank Stella Art

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Mixed Media

Untitled
By Frank Stella
Located in Fairlawn, OH
A unique example of a section of color lithograph including hand editions by the artist, collaged on a support board. Signed, dated, and inscribed "For Pat" in ink in the image. N...
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1990s Abstract Frank Stella Art

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Lithograph

Eskimo Curlew
By Frank Stella
Located in New York, NY
FRANK STELLA Eskimo Curlew, 1977 Acrylic, glitter and oil stick on Tycore 18 x 23 x 5-1/2 inches
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1970s Abstract Frank Stella Art

Materials

Glitter, Acrylic

Bene Come il Sale
By Frank Stella
Located in Palm Desert, CA
A etching and aquatint relief on paper by Post War artist Frank Stella. "Bene Come il Sale" is an abstract etching and aquatint executed in in florescent orange, green, pink and blue...
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1980s Post-War Frank Stella Art

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Paper, Etching

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