Hand-Signed Frank Stella, Imola Five II, From Circuits, 1983 is Based on His Interest in Different Racetracks Spanning The Globe
Frank Stella’s Circuits series is based on his interesting in different racetracks spanning the globe. Imola Five II is centered around the racetrack in the town of Imola, Italy. The track, Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, used to host the Formula One San Marino Grand Prix – to those in the know, the track is called ‘Imola’. Green tracks weave around, overlapping and circling one another. The curves mimic the twists and turns of a racecourse, and the black used on the background mirrors the dark asphalt. If the bright greens did not draw the eye in to Imola Five II, surely the light blue lines that swirl around would. When two blue lines run parallel, they look like tire treads, and the circling nature enhances the effect.