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Frank Stella, Coxuria, State I, from the Imaginary Places II Series, 1997

Artist: Frank Stella (1936 - )
Title:Coxuria, State I, from the Imaginary Places II Series, 1997
Reference:Axsom 249a
Series:Imaginary Places 1994-1999
Medium:Screenprint and lithograph on white Lana mould-made paper
Image:32 in x 24 in (81.3 cm x 61 cm)
Sheet:32 in x 24 in (81.3 cm x 61 cm)
Framed:38 in x 30 in
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 26 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-7451
$25,000 $21,000

Historical Description

Frank Stella Coxuria, State I, from the Imaginary Places II Series, 1997 is a fantastic example of the artist’s creativity. Stella derives the titles for all works in this series from Alberto Manguel and Gianni Guadalupi’s The Dictionary of Imaginary Places, which is a catalogue of fictional locations found in literature from across the world.  Coxuria is an island in the south-east Pacific inhabited by pygmies and outcasts from other islands, and it appears in Godfrey Sweven’s Riallaro, the Archipegalo of Exiles, 1901. In Stella’s screenprint and lithograph, the artist creates an abstracted representation of the convoluted and strange spiritual beliefs of the island’s residents. Shades of red dominate the composition and are complimented by shapes in yellow and blue hues, giving the work a sense of whimsical chaos.

Created in 1997, this screenprint and lithograph onwhite Lana mould-made paper in hand-signed by Frank Stella (Massachusetts, 1936 - ) in pencil and numbered from the edition of 26 in pencil in the lower right image.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

Frank Stella Coxuria, State I, from the Imaginary Places II Series, 1997is 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. The Prints of Frank Stella: A Catalogue Raisonné. New York: Hudson Hills Press, 1983. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 249a on pg. 353.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:

Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Frank Stella Coxuria, State I, from the Imaginary Places II Series, 1997 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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