Lot 120
  • 120

Frank Stella

400,000 - 600,000 USD
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  • Frank Stella
  • Untitled
  • signed and dated 1960 on the stretcher
  • oil on canvas
  • 9 1/8 by 9 1/8 in. 23.2 by 23.2 cm.


Sidney and Rebecca Guberman, Atlanta
Private Collection, Atlanta
Sotheby's, New York, November 13, 2003, lot 223
Acquired by the present owner from the above sale


Atlanta, High Museum of Art, American Art 1940-1980, June - August 1980


Lawrence Rubin, Frank Stella Paintings, 1958 to 1965, New York, 1986, cat. no. 101, pp. 130-131, illustrated

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