Frank Stella, Riallaro (Black and White), from Imaginary Places Series, 1995

Artist: Frank Stella (1936 - )
Title:Riallaro (Black and White), from the Imaginary Places Series, 1995
Reference:Axsom 232a
Series:Imaginary Places 1994-1999
Medium:Screenprint, lithograph, etching, relief, aquatint, collagraph on white TGL handmade paper.
Image:46 in x 32 in (116.8 cm x 81.3 cm)
Sheet:46 in x 32 in (116.8 cm x 81.3 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 20 in pencil in the lower right margin. Published by Tyler Graphics Ltd., Mount Kisco, NY.
Signature:This work is hand signed and dated by Frank Stella (Massachusetts, 1936 -) in pencil in the lower right margin.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #W-6658
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Historical Description

Frank Stella Riallaro (Black and White), from Imaginary Places Series, 1995 proves that even with a monochrome palette, Stella can conjure a consuming and infinitely complex world.  The remarkable visual richness comes in part from the numerous printing techniques combined into one image. Arranged from more than 80 different elements, including discarded metal plates from Stella's previous series , the work is teeming with textures. From crisp spiraling mesh grids to organic gradient washes, the composition builds on itself, with undulating layer upon layer creating an enormous sense of depth, as if the viewer could step into the pictorial space and be transported into a phantasmal, fantastic dimension.  The name of the work, taken from the Godfrey Sweven’s 1901 book “Riallaro: The Archipelago of Exiles” suggests a wonderous place beyond the limitations of our world. This eye-catching work gives the viewer a breathtaking view of the possibilities of that imaginary realm.

Created in 1995, Frank Stella Riallaro (Black and White), from Imaginary Places Series  is  screenprint, lithograph, etching, relief, aquatint, and collagraph on white TGL handmade paper. This work hand signed and dated by Frank Stella (Massachusetts,1936 - ) in pencil and numbered from the edition of 20 in pencil in the lower right margin. Published by Tyler Graphics Ltd., Mount Kisco, NY.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

Frank Stella Riallaro (Black and White), from Imaginary Places Series, 1995 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. Frank Stella Prints: A Catalogue Raisonné. New York: Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation, 2016. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 232a.

2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

 

About the Framing:

Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Frank Stella Riallaro (Black and White), from Imaginary Places Series, 1995 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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