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Frank Stella, Imola Three IV, from the Circuits Series, 1984

Artist: Frank Stella (1936 - )
Title:Imola Three IV, from the Circuits Series, 1984
Reference:Axsom 142.2
Series:Circuits 1982-1984
Medium:Relief, 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 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-7068

Historical Description

Frank Stella Imola Three IV, 1984 is an appealing composition on blue, yellow, red and green 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; however, while Imola Three I, 1982 is fabricated entirely I a black and grey monochrome palette, this work is rendered in bold saturated hues that are enticing to the viewer. 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. The printmaking methods used to create Imola Three IV, 1984 allow the artist to maintain drawing-like and painterly marks that add depth to the Circuits Series.

Frank Stella Imola Three IV, 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 II, State I,  Imola Five II, Imola Five II, State I, Pergusa Three, Pergusa Three, State I, and Pergusa Three Double.

Created in 1982, this relief and 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 30 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).

  1. Axsom, Richard. The Prints of Frank Stella: A Catalogue Raisonné 1967–1984. Hudson Hills Press: New York, 1983. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 142.2 on pg. 231.
  2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:

Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Frank Stella Imola Three IV, from the Circuits Series, 1984 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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