Frank Stella, Estoril Five I, from Circuits, 1982

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Artist: Frank Stella (1936 - )
Title: Estoril Five I, from Circuits, 1982
Reference: Axsom 140
Series: Circuits
Medium: Relief, woodcut on white TGL handmade, hand-colored paper
Image Size: 66 3/4 in x 51 1/2 in (169.5 cm x 130.8 cm)
Sheet Size: 66 3/4 in x 51 1/2 in (169.5 cm x 130.8 cm)
Edition: Numbered from the edition of 30 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.
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ID # W-6209

Frank Stella’s Estoril Five I, from Circuits, 1982 is from the artist's acclaimed series inspired by race tracks from around the world. This particular example takes the forms of the Estoril circuit, the auto-racing track in Portugal as Stella's subject matter.  From an aerial perspective, Stella captures the fluidity and directional flow of the circuit, a mixture of angular and organic lines.  Expressive drawing in warm hues of pink, red, and orange, are layered upon a background of blurry smudges of greens and yellow. A heightened sense of contrast encloses the work, which is bordered in black.

Created in 1982, this relief and woodcut on white TGL handmade, hand-colored paper is signed and dated by Frank Stella (Massachusetts, 1936 - ) in pencil in the lower right and numbered from the edition of 30 in pencil in the lower right; published by Tyler Graphics, Ltd., Bedford Village, NY.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

Frank Stella Estoril Five I, from Circuits, 1982 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. 140.

2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:

Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Frank Stella Estoril Five I, from Circuits, 1982 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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