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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF ALFRED H. BARR, JR.

Frank Stella
UNTITLED
Estimate
300,000400,000
LOT SOLD. 370,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF ALFRED H. BARR, JR.

Frank Stella
UNTITLED
Estimate
300,000400,000
LOT SOLD. 370,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Art Evening Auction

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New York

Frank Stella
B. 1936
UNTITLED
signed, dated 61 and inscribed To Alfred Barr... an unsolicited gift for giving me a show @ MOMA on the overlap
alkyd on canvas
9 by 9 in. 22.9 by 22.9 cm.
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Provenance

Alfred H. Barr, Jr., New York (gift from the artist)
Thence by descent to the present owner

Catalogue Note

"Art excludes the unnecessary. Frank Stella has found it necessary to paint stripes. There is nothing else in his painting. Frank Stella is not interested in expression or sensitivity. He is interested in the necessities of painting. Symbols are counters passed among people. Frank Stella's painting is not symbolic. His stripes are the paths of brush on canvas. These paths lead only into painting."

Carl Andre in Exh. Cat., New York, Museum of Modern Art, Sixteen Americans, 1959

“[The Benjamin Moore paintings] occupy a special position in Stella’s development in that they contain the root vocabulary of all that had gone before. It was as if he had worked his way back to the primary form of the patterns of which the Black and Copper pictures might be considered derivations…Stella had been working toward the tighter facture of the Benjamin Moore series all along”

William Rubin, Exh. Cat., New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Frank Stella 1970-1987, 1987, pp. 70-72

Contemporary Art Evening Auction

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New York