Frank Stella, Green Journal, 1985

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Artist: Frank Stella (1936 - )
Title: Green Journal, 1985
Reference: Axsom 163
Medium: Etching, screenprint, relief on white TGL handmade paper
Image Size: 66 in x 51 in (167.6 x 129.5 cm)
Sheet Size: 66 in x 51 in (167.6 x 129.5 cm)
Framed Size: 73 7/8 in x 60 in (187.6 cm x 152.4 cm)
Edition: Numbered from the edition of 25 in pencil in the lower right.
Signature: This work is hand signed by Frank Stella in pencil in the lower right
Condition: This work is in excellent condition.
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ID # w-6171

Frank Stella Green Journal, 1985 is an intricate and expressive composition of graphic black shapes and letters racing across a yellow background. Bordered with a rich green color, the frenzied and bold dance of black, white, and yellow has no dull spots. No matter where the viewer’s eye falls on the large and lively piece, there is always an abundance of energetic lines and high color contrast. Peppered across the piece are the words “Cross your heart” printed backwards, capturing attention by forcing the viewer to pause for just a bit longer up close to read them. The black and white shape floating above the yellow is made up of the swelling waves of a French curve, showcasing Stella’s affinity for geometric shapes in his artwork. The piece is marvelous in its ability to maintain a high level of detail both at a distant and an up closing viewing, making it a rich visual experience that is always presenting something new to examine.

Created in 1985, this etching, screenprint, and relief on white TGL handmade paper is hand signed, dated, and numbered from the edition of 25 by Frank Stella (Massachusetts,1936 - ) in pencil in the lower right.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

Frank Stella Green Journal, 1985  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. Frank Stella Prints: A Catalogue Raisonné. New York: Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation. 2016 Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 163
  2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:

Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Frank Stella Green Journal, 1985 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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