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Frank Stella, Fanattia, from the Imaginary Places Series, 1995

Artist: Frank Stella (1936 - )
Title:Fanattia, from the Imaginary Places Series, 1995
Reference:Axsom 230
Series:Imaginary Places 1994-1999
Medium:Etching, engraving, relief, lithograph, stamping, woodcut, mezzotint on white TGL hamdmade, hand-colored paper with metalized silver foil
Image:54 1/2 in x 41 in (138.4 cm x 104.1 cm)
Sheet:54 1/2 in x 41 in (138.4 cm x 104.1 cm)
Framed:59 1/2 in x 45 3/4 in (151.1 cm x 116.2 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 24 in pencil in the lower left image.
Signature:This work is hand-signed by Frank Stella (Massachusetts, 1936 - ) in pencil in the lower left image.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-7452

Historical Description

Frank Stella Fanattia, from the Imaginary Places Series, 1997 is a fantastic example of the artist’s experimentation with varying media and subject matter. Stella derives the titles for all works in this series from Alberto Manguel and Gianni Guadalupi’s The Dictionary of Imaginary Places, which is a catalogue of fictional locations found in literature from across the world.  Fanattia is an island in the south-east Pacific which appears in Godfrey Sweven’s Riallaro, the Archipegalo of Exiles, 1901. Each inhabitant of this island believes that there is a product of the island that is detrimental to the body and soul. Because each resident has a different idea of which product this is, however, they live in famine and conflict with one another. In Stella’s representation of this island, he illustrates combatting forms in disparate colors which may symbolize the pandemonium of Fanattia while creating an image that is enticing to its viewers.

Created in 1995, this etching, engraving, relief, lithograph, stamping, woodcut, an dmozzetint on white TGL handmade, hand-colored paper with metalized silver foil is hand-signed by Frank Stella (Massachusetts, 1936 - ) in pencil and numbered from the edition of 24 in pencil in the lower left image.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Frank Stella Fanattia, from the Imaginary Places Series, is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices that will accompany the sale of the work).

1. Axsom, Richard H. The Prints of Frank Stella: A Catalogue Raisonné. New York: Hudson Hills Press, 1983. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 230 on pg. 338
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Frank Stella Fanattia, from the Imaginary Places Series, is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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