Frank Stella, Squid (From The Waves Series), 1989
|Artist:||Frank Stella (1936 - )|
|Title:||Squid (From The Waves Series), 1989|
|Medium:||Color screen print, lithograph and linocut with hand-coloring, marbling, and collage.|
|Image:||74 7/8 in x 55 in (190 cm x 139.5 cm)|
|Sheet:||74 7/8 in x 55 in (190 cm x 139.5 cm)|
|Framed:||85 5/16 in x 62 1/2 in (216.7 cm x 158.8 cm)|
|Edition:||Numbered from the edition of 60 in pencil in the lower center of the image.|
|Signature:||This work is hand-signed and dated by Frank Stella (Massachusetts,1936 - ) in pencil in the lower center of the image.|
|Condition:||This work is in excellent condition.|
Frank Stella’s Squid (From The Waves Series), 1989 is a striking and bold work within The Waves Series. Daring and beautiful are its colors that seem to ooze outside of its pictorial boundaries. The color palette consists of vibrant reds, pinks, and magenta. The marbling all across the lower left gives off a cooling sensation as if it is molten lava teeming out of its designated place on the paper. Frank Stella creates a splendid work of abstraction that gives way to intricacies and complexities that are made to be seen in full. This work like many others is a monumental work—its sheer size grabs your attention immediately and the strong imagery seals your gaze. Practically everything including the shapes and forms are exploding from the surface of this work. Geometric shapes encapsulate the center circle in a web like form while irregular rectangle cut outs are strewn out of order. Stella somehow manages to control the chaos within this work.
Created in 1989, this color screen print, lithograph, and linocut with hand-coloring, marbling, and collage is hand signed and dated by Frank Stella (Massachusetts,1936 - ) in pencil in the lower center of the image and numbered from the edition of 60 in pencil in the lower right.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Frank Stella Squid (From The Waves Series), 1989, is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnès 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. 188.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.
ABOUT THE FRAMING:
Framed to museum-grade conservation standards, Frank Stella Squid (From The Waves Series), 1989 is presented in a complementary moulding and optical-grade Plexiglas.