Frank Stella, Libertina from Imaginary Places, 1995
|Artist:||Frank Stella (1936 - )|
|Title:||Libertina from Imaginary Places, 1995|
|Series:||Imaginary Places 1994-1999|
|Medium:||Relief, screenprint, etching, aquatint, lithograph and engraving in colors on TGL paper|
|Image:||49 1/2 in x 22 in (125.7 cm x 55.9 cm)|
|Sheet:||49 1/2 in x 22 in (125.7 cm x 55.9 cm)|
|Framed:||64 4/5 in x 37 1/5 in (164.5 cm x 94.5 cm)|
|Edition:||Numbered from the edition of 50 in pencil in the lower left of the image (aside from 12 artist's proofs); published by Tyler Graphics, Ltd., Mount Kisco, NY, with the publisher's blindstamp.|
|Signature:||This work is hand-signed and dated by Frank Stella (Massachusetts, 1936 - ) in pencil in the lower left of the image.|
Just what type of place is Libertina? Evidently, it is a place of Stella’s vivid imagination. Yet, each viewer can make it their own by reacting differently to the vibrant shapes and colors. The chaotic appearance disrupts visual order. In this graphic work, grids and lines are twisted and bent in numerous ways; bright colors are meshed and layered together. Viewing this, we cannot discern a recognizable form but we easily discern feelings of joy and excitement when we are confronted with this piece. We can now imagine that the world of Libertina is a lively and disruptive force which upends human desire for order and welcomes the imagination.
Created in 1995 and published by Tyler Graphics, New York, this color relief, screen print, etching , aquatint, lithograph and engraving on TGL handmade paper is hand- signed and dated in pencil by Frank Stella (Massachusetts, 1936 -) in the lower left of the image. This work is numbered from the edition of 50 in pencil in the lower left; aside from the numbered edition of 12 artist’s proofs.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Frank Stella Libertina from Imaginary Places, 1995 is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoice accompanying the final 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. 229.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.
About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade conservation standards, Frank Stella Libertina from Imaginary Places, 1995 is presented in a complementary moulding with silk mats and optical-grade Plexiglas.