Frank Stella, Nemrik, from The Near East Series, 1999

Artist: Frank Stella (1936 - )
Title:Nemrik, from The Near East Series, 1999
Reference:A258
Series:Near East Series, 1999-2001
Medium:Screenprint, Relief, Etching, Lithograph, Engraving, and Stencil on white TGL Handmade paper
Image:44 in x 32 in (111.8 cm x 81.3 cm)
Sheet:44 in x 32 in (111.8 cm x 81.3 cm)
Framed:49 15/16 in x 37 1/2 in (126.8 cm x 95.2 cm)
Edition:This work is annotated C.T.P (color trial proof) 4 in pencil by Frank Stella; aside from the numbered edition of 60.
Signature:This work is hand-signed and dated by Frank Stella (Massachusetts, 1936 - ): “F. STELLA ‘99” in pencil in the lower left margin.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-7878

Historical Description

Frank Stella Nemrik, from the Near East Series, 1999 is a chaotically vibrant work that encapsulates Stella’s abstract style so poignantly. Using a mix of bright, neon colors, Stella captures the eye and draws your attention through the work while also using a thick black line the guide the viewer throughout the sections of the work. Using varying line weights to generate different patterns, we are transported into the work and can feel the rush of energy as the gestural shapes jump forth from the paper. Lattices and spirals are carefully placed, layered by collages of different shapes and forms to create and undulating work. The thick dark blue boarder helps contain the chaotic nature of the work to the page, allowing the viewer to focus deeply on every section of the work and allow their minds to wander to the East, the inspiration for this work.

Created in 1995, this screen print, relief, etching, lithograph, engraving, and stencils on white TGL handmade paper is hand-signed by Frank Stella (Massachusetts, 1936 - ) in pencil and is numbered out of 4 CTPs, aside from the numbered edition of 60 in pencil in the lower left margin. Published by Tyler Graphics, Ltd., with the blind stamp lower right.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Frank Stella Nemrik, from The Near East Series, 1999 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 H. The Prints of Frank Stella: A Catalogue Raisonné. New York: Hudson Hills Press, 1983. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 258 on pg. 363.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Frank Stella Nemrik, from The Near East Series, 1999 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.