FINE ART INVESTMENTS SINCE 1978
Frank Stella (1936-) is an American artist best known for his use of geometric patterns and shapes in creating both
paintings and sculptures. Arguably one of the most influential living American artists, Stella’s works utilize the formal
properties of shape, color, and composition to explore non-literary narratives, as seen in his work Harrar II (1967) from
the Protractor series. “Abstraction didn't have to be limited to a kind of rectilinear geometry or even a simple curve
geometry. It could have a geometry that had a narrative impact. In other words, you could tell a story with the shapes,”
he explained. “It wouldn't be a literal story, but the shapes and the interaction of the shapes and colors would give you a
narrative sense. You could have a sense of an abstract piece flowing along and being part of an action or activity.” Born
on May 12, 1936 in Malden, MA, Stella went on to study history at Princeton University before moving to New York in
1958. Having moved to the city, Stella was immersed in the heyday Abstract Expressionism, but it was the work of
Jasper Johns that inspired Stella’s Black Paintings of 1958-1960. These flatly painted, austere works, helped open up the
doors to Minimalism. Through the following decades, Stella gained traction in the art world and in 1970 he became the
youngest artist ever to be granted a solo exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art. He continues to work in New York,
NY and commutes to his studio in Rock Tavern, New York. Today, Stella’s works are held in the collections of the
Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Kunstmuseum Basel, the Art Institute of Chicago, the National Gallery of
Art in Washington, D.C., and the Tate Gallery in London, among others.
Title: "Sinjerli Variation Squared with Colored
Portfolio: Sinjerli Variations Squared with
*Signed LL *Very rare
Medium: Original Lithograph and Screenprint
Limited edition: 8/44
Sheet size: 32" x 32"
Reference: Axsom 134
Title: "Swan Engraving III"
Portfolio: Swan Engravings
*Issued unsigned (after Frank Stella)
Medium: Lithograph (facsimile,
printed by Tyler Graphics)
Limited edition: 4,000
Sheet size: 9.75" x 7.75"
Title: "Casino Knokke"
*Signed LC *Very rare
Medium: Original Offset-Lithograph,
Limited edition: Unknown
Sheet size: 24.5" x 16.63"