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Frank Stella, Bene come il sale (As Good as the Salt), 1989

Artist: Frank Stella (1936 - )
Title:Bene come il sale (As Good as the Salt), 1989
Reference:Axsom 184
Medium:Relief-Printed Etching in Colors on TGL Handmade Paper
Image:77 1/2 in x 58 1/2 in (196.9 cm x 148.6 cm)
Sheet:77 1/2 in x 58 1/2 in (196.9 cm x 148.6 cm)
Edition:This work is numbered from the edition of 50, aside from the edition of 18 artists proofs, in pencil in the lower left image.
Signature:This work is hand-signed and dated by Frank Stella (Massachusetts, 1936 - ) in pencil in the lower right image.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-6777
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Historical Description

Brightly colored and captivating, Frank Stella Bene come il sale (As Good as the Salt) speaks to Stella’s artistic inclination towards nonrepresentational painting. Figures exist within the same space but make no sense or have any relation, with the only aspect tying the composition together being the beautifully vibrant colors and textures. With the right amount of imagination a figure appears, but is it really a figure or our minds trying to make sense of it all?

Created in 1989, this color etching is hand-signed and dated by Frank Stella (Massachusetts, 1936 - ) in pencil in the lower right of the image and is numbered from the edition of 50. Published by Tyler Graphics Ltd., Mount Kisco, New York, and bearing its blindstamp in the paper in the lower right corner of the sheet, this work was printed at the Tyler Graphics workshop.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

  1. Axsom, Richard H. The Prints of Frank Stella: A Catalogue Raisonné. New York: Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation, 2016. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 184.

About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Frank Stella Bene come il sale (As Good as the Salt), 1989 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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