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Frank Stella, Estoril Three II, from the Circuits Series, 1982

Artist: Frank Stella (1936 - )
Title:Estoril Three II, from the Circuits Series, 1982
Reference:Axsom 139
Series:Circuits 1982-1984
Medium:Relief, engraving, woodcut 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 30 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.
ID #W-7044

Historical Description

Frank Stella Estoril Three II, 1982 is a charming work from the artist’s Circuits Series of 1982-84. All sixteen works included in this portfolio are inspired by racing tracks all over the world that the artist visited in the 1970s. Estoril Three II, 1982 is based on the Circuito Estoril in Portugal just outside of Lisbon. This city is littered with buildings with red and orange roofs; these colors are mimicked by Stella in this work. The contours in this work that are modeled after the course cars take at the Circuito Estoril are rendered in varying shades of red, orange and pink. Between these sinuous lines, gentle green, yellow and blue hues peek through. This work also displays Stella’s mastery over several mediums including relief, woodcut, and engraving.

Frank Stella Estoril Three II, 1982 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, Imola Three I, Imola Three II, Imola Three II, State I, 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 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 30 in pencil in the lower right image.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

Frank Stella Estoril Three II, from the Circuits Series, 1982 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. The Prints of Frank Stella: A Catalogue Raisonné 1967–1982. Hudson Hills Press: New York, 1983. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 139 on pg. 229.
  2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:

Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Frank Stella Estoril Three II, from the Circuits Series, 1982 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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