Frank Stella, Frontispiece, from Illustrations after El Lissitzsky's Had Gadya Series, 1984

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Artist: Frank Stella (1936 - )
Title: Frontispiece, from Illustrations after El Lissitzsky's Had Gadya Series, 1984
Medium: Color lithograph, linoleum cut, and screen print with hand-coloring and collage
Image Size: 42 3/8 in x33 15/16 (107.5 cm x 86 cm)
Sheet Size: 42 3/8 in x33 15/16 (107.5 cm x 86 cm)
Edition: This work is numbered from the edition of 60, aside from the edition of 10 artists proofs, in pencil in the lower right of the image.
Signature: This work is hand-signed and dated by Frank Stella (Massachusetts, 1936 - ) in pencil in the lower right of the image.
Condition: This work is in very good condition.
Gallery Price: Sold Inquire
ID # w-5225

Stella Frontispiece from Illustrations after El Lissitzky's Had Gadya Series is part of a series Stella was inspired to create after seeing an exhibition in 1919 by the Russian avant-garde artist El Lissitzky (1890-1941) who had created a series of gouaches illustrating the traditional Jewish Passover song, Had Gadya (The Only Kid). With movement and vibrancy, each piece in the series illustrates each line of the song, as Lissitzky had done. What makes The Had Gadya series so pivotal in Stella’s oeuvre however is that it is the introduction of both the 'wave' motif, which inspired the seminal Moby-Dick series and his Cones and Pillars iconography.

Created in 1984, this color lithograph, linoleum cut, and screen print with hand-coloring and collage is hand-signed and dated by Frank Stella (Massachusetts, 1936 - ) in pencil in the lower right of the image. The work is numbered from the edition of 60 and was published by Waddington Graphic, London.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Frank Stella Frontispiece from Illustrations after El Lissitzsky's Had Gadya Series, 1984 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 final sale of the work).

1. Stella, Frank Illustrations after El Lissitzky;s Had Gadya 1982-1984. London: Waddington Graphics, 1985. Listed and illustrated as plate A.

2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

About the Framing:
Framed to archival, museum grade conservation standards, Frank Stella Frontispiece from Illustrations after El Lissitzsky's Had Gadya Series, 1984 is framed in a complementary moulding with silk mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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