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

Artist: Frank Stella (1936 - )
Title:Talladega Three II, from the Circuits Series, 1982
Reference:Axsom 136
Series:Circuits 1982-1984
Medium:Relief 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-7038

Historical Description

Frank Stella Talladega Three II, from the Circuits Series, 1982 is a vivid work from the artists Circuits Series of 1982-84. The artist renders a gradient of black and white that is enclosed by a border of crimson red. Over this, Stella renders brushstroke-like marks in an array of hues. This work, like the others in this series, is composed of organic, circular lines meandering the composition. These contours are inspired by the artist’s visit to the Talladega Super Speedway in Alabama in the 1970s. Because this work is a relief on paper, the lines are rendered in such a manner that they appear to be carved into the painterly marks that comprise the rest of the composition.

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

Created in 1982, thisrelief 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 Talladega 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. 136 on pg. 127.
  2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:

Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Frank Stella Talladega 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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