Frank Stella, Imola Three II, State I, from the Circuits Series, 1984
|Artist:||Frank Stella (1936 - )|
|Title:||Imola Three II, State I, from the Circuits Series, 1984|
|Medium:||Relief, woodcut, stencil, screenprint on white TGL handmade, hand-colored paper|
|Image:||66 in x 52 in (167.6 cm x 132.1 cm)|
|Sheet:||66 in x 52 in (167.6 cm x 132.1 cm)|
|Edition:||Numbered from the edition of 10 in pencil in the lower right image.|
|Signature:||This work is hand-signed by Frank Stella (Massachusetts, 1936 - ) in pencil in the lower right image.|
|Condition:||This work is in excellent condition.|
Frank Stella Imola Three II, State I, 1984 is an engaging composition in black, grey, blue, yellow and red from the artist’s Circuits Series of 1982-84. Fascinatingly, the overall composition of this work is the same one that appears in the artist’s Imola Three I from two years earlier, and the colors used are quite similar to the ones that appear in Imola Three II, 1984. In creating this work, Stella revisits his initial illustration of the Imola race track, revealing the effect his visit to the site in the 1970s had on him. While Imola Three II is a relief and woodcut, this work is a relief woodcut, stencil and screenprint. The subdued hues in the background of this work imply that it is a ghost print of Imola Three II, while the additional drawing-like markings in the foreground transform it into an entirely new work. The printmaking methods used to create Imola Three II, State I, 1984 allow the artist to achieve drawing-like and painterly marks and expand his Circuits Series.
Frank Stella Imola Three II, State I, 1984 is part of a portfolio of 16 works in the artist’s Circuits Series from 1982-84. This body of work is inspired by his interest in race tracks that he visited all over the world. Also featured in this portfolio are Talladega Three I, Talladega Three II, Talladega Three III, Talladega Five I, Estoril Three II, Estoril Five I, Estoril Five II, Imola Three I, Imola Three II, Imola Three IV, Imola Five II, Imola Five II, State I, Pergusa Three, Pergusa Three, State I, and Pergusa Three Double.
Created in 1982, this relief, woodcut, stencil, screenprint on white TGL handmade, hand-colored paper is hand-signed by Frank Stella (Massachusetts, 1936 - ) in pencil in the lower right image and numbered from the edition of 10 in pencil in the lower right image.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Frank Stella Imola Three II, from the Circuits 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 sale of the work).
About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Frank Stella Imola Three II, from the Circuits Series, 1984 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.