Frank Stella, Limanora, from the Imaginary Places Series, 1994
|Artist:||Frank Stella (1936 - )|
|Title:||Limanora, from the Imaginary Places Series, 1994|
|Series:||Imaginary Places 1994-1999|
|Medium:||Lithograph, etching, aquatint, and relief of white TGL handmade paper|
|Edition:||Numbered from the edition of 75 in pencil in the lower left margin. Published by Tyler Graphics Ltd., Mount Kisco, NY.|
|Signature:||This work is hand signed and dated by Frank Stella (Massachusetts, 1936 -) in pencil in the lower left margin.|
Frank Stella Limanora, from the Imaginary Places Series, 1994 is a fantastic dance of shapes, built upon each other to create a lively and saturated composition. Many of the forms came from previous print Series as well as discarded elements, here taking on new life. There is a rich variation of line, from the wormhole-like tubes suggested through quick thin spirals, to the playful white dots edging the green and blue circles at the bottom left, evocative of shells and bright pearls. An enthralling sense of movement flows through the work as each shape swirls, drops, curves, and shoots in its own direction. The narration achieved through abstraction is remarkable; Stella’s palette of printmaking skills, from etching to aquatint, is here on full display, culminating in a wonderous and magical experience of color and depth. The name of the work, taken from the Godfrey Sweven’s 1903 book “Limanora: The Island of Progress,” suggests a wonderous place beyond the limitations of our world. This eye-catching work gives the viewer a breathtaking view of the possibilities of that imaginary realm.
Created in 1994, Frank Stella Limanora, from the Imaginary Places Series is a lithograph, etching, aquatint, and relief of white TGL handmade paper. This work hand signed and dated by Frank Stella (Massachusetts,1936 - ) in pencil and numbered from the edition of 75 in pencil in the lower left margin. Published by Tyler Graphics Ltd., Mount Kisco, NY.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Frank Stella Limanora, from the Imaginary Places Series, 1994 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. 224.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.
About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Frank Stella Limanora, from the Imaginary Places Series, 1994 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.