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Frank Stella, Yellow Journal, 1982

Artist: Frank Stella (1936 - )
Title:Yellow Journal, 1982
Series:Swan Engravings
Medium:Color lithograph on white Arches Cover, mould-made paper
Image:52 1/2 in x 38 1/2 in (133.5 cm x 97.8 cm)
Sheet:52 1/2 in x 38 1/2 in (133.5 cm x 97.8 cm)
Edition:Inscribed "X" out of 16 Artist Proofs; aside from the numbered edition of 50. Published by Tyler Graphics LTD., Bedford Village, NY.
Signature:This work is hand-signed by Frank Stella (Massachusetts,1936 - ) in pencil in the lower right of the image.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #W-6557
Price on Request

Historical Description

 

Frank Stella Yellow Journal, 1982  is a baroque composition of overlapping french curves, doily patterns, and unique shapes of scrap material, all assembled masterfully together by Stella's imaginative vision of an abstract narrative. The lithograph is a part of Stella's Swan Engravings series, characterized by the use of discarded shapes and leftover templates the artist found at Swan Engravings Company, which produces, among other creations, patterns for doilies and plastic tablecloths.  Though the composition is tightly filled with a rich variety of shapes, lines, and colors, the overall impression of the work is remarkably soothing and calm. The large visual space is bordered by a free-flowing blue frame inside of which the earthy hues and serpentine forms recall a lush fall garden, peaceful and rustling. The work was commissioned by Howard Metzenbaum in 1982 for his United States Senate Reelection and is the only lithograph of the series.

Created in 1982, this color lithograph on white Arches Cover, mould-made paper  is hand signed and dated by Frank Stella (Massachusetts,1936 - ) in pencil in the lower right and inscribed "X" out of 16 Artist Proofs; aside from the numbered edition of 50. Published by Tyler Graphics LTD., Bedford Village, NY.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Frank Stella Yellow Journal, 1982 is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnès and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices that will accompany 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. 162.

2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

ABOUT THE FRAMING:
Framed to museum-grade conservation standards, Frank Stella Yellow Journal, 1982 is presented in a complementary moulding with silk mats and optical-grade Plexiglas.

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