Frank Stella, The Hyena, from The Waves Series, 1989

Artist: Frank Stella (1936 - )
Title:The Hyena, from The Waves Series, 1989
Reference:Axsom 195
Series:The Waves
Medium:Silkscreen, Lithography, and Linoleum Block with Hand-Coloring, Marbling, and Collage on T.H. Saunders and Somerset Papers
Image:67 3/4 in x 54 1/2 in (172 cm x 138.4 cm)
Sheet:67 3/4 in x 54 1/2 in (172 cm x 138.4 cm)
Framed:74 1/2 in x 61 1/2 in (189.2 cm x 156.2 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 60 in pencil in the lower right.
Signature:This work is hand-signed and dated by Frank Stella (Massachusetts, 1936 - ) in pencil in the lower right.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-7820
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Historical Description

Frank Stella The Hyena, from The Waves Series, 1989 is a stunning artwork from his acclaimed “Waves” series. In Stella’s “Waves” series, he interprets the classic novel “Moby Dick” through his abstract and imaginative style. The Hyena works as a testament to Stella’s narrative skills as he creates a blend of geometric and organic shapes to elucidate how the forms and meld into one another. A yellow lattice sits underneath color forms of blue, orange, black and pink. Impressions of shoe prints in grey form at the upper corners of the work, creating an illusion of marbling. A large bright blue geometric shape flows from the upper right-hand side of the work towards the middle, guiding the viewers eye throughout the abstract work. The juxtaposition of solidity and movement imply a world in which the elements are constantly in motion.

Created in 1989, this color silkscreen, lithography, and linoleum block with hand-coloring, marbling, and collage on T.H. Saunders and Somerset paper was hand-signed and dated by Frank Stella (Massachusetts, 1936 - ) in pencil in the lower right of the image. The work is numbered from the edition of 60 in the lower right of the image; published by Waddington Graphics, London.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Frank Stella The Hyena, from the Waves Series, 1989 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: Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation, 2016. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 195.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Frank Stella The Hyena, from the Waves Series, 1989 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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