Frank Stella, A Hungry Cat Ate Up the Goat, 1984
|Artist:||Frank Stella (1936 - )|
|Title:||Illustrations after El Lissitzsky’s Had Gadya Series: A Hungry Cat Ate Up the Goat, 1984|
|Series:||Illustrations after El Lissitzky’s Had Gadya, 1984|
|Medium:||Color Lithograph, Linoleum Cut, and Screen Print with Hand-Coloring and Collage on Thick Paper.|
|Image:||45 1/4 in x 53 1/4 in (115 cm x 135.5 cm)|
|Sheet:||45 1/4 in x 53 1/4 in (115 cm x 135.5 cm)|
|Framed:||49 1/8 in x 57 1/4 in (124.8 cm x 145.4 cm)|
|Edition:||This work is numbered from the edition of 60 in pencil in the lower left of the image.|
|Signature:||This work is hand-signed and dated by Frank Stella (Massachusetts, 1936 - ) in pencil in the lower left of the image.|
|Condition:||This work is in very good condition.|
Inspired 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), Stella created his own, one of which you see before you. In this series, he combines the narrative qualities also seen in his Moby Dick series with his iconography from Cones and Pillars. The resulting colorful abstraction combined with Jewish mythology places Stella in dialogue not only to Lisstizky but also with Chagall.
Created in 1984, this color lithograph, linoleum cut, and screen print with hand-coloring and collage on thick paper is hand-signed and dated by Frank Stella (Massachusetts, 1936 - ) in pencil in the lower left of the image. Stella A Hungry Cat Ate Up the Goat, 1984 is numbered from the edition of 60 in the lower left of the image.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Frank Stella A Hungry Cat Ate Up the Goat, 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 no.2.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will Accompany this Work.
About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Frank Stella A Hungry Cat Ate Up the Goat, 1984 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.