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PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED WEST COAST COLLECTION

Frank Stella
UNTITLED
Estimate
100,000150,000
LOT SOLD. 325,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
129

PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED WEST COAST COLLECTION

Frank Stella
UNTITLED
Estimate
100,000150,000
LOT SOLD. 325,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Frank Stella
B. 1936
UNTITLED
signed 
marker and graphite on paper
17 1/8 by 22 in. 43.5 by 55.9 cm.
Executed in 1966.
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Provenance

Kasmin Ltd., London
Robert A. Rowan, Pasadena (acquired from the above circa 1966)
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Exhibited

Irvine, University of California; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, American Art of the Sixties: A Selection of Paintings and Sculptures from the Collections of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rowan, May - July 1967

Catalogue Note

"The color optics of the Concentric Squares and Mitered Maze Paintings is dizzyingly kaleidoscopic. Continuing the use of Benjamin Moore paint, and continuing to paint tightly masked stripes in a concentric manner, Albers' color interactions are amplified into high-intensity friction. Just as Stella had previously asked himself how much of a painting could be taken away and still have it be read as a painting, he now seemed to be asking how much color could be fitted into a pictorial structure."

Michael Auping, "The Phenomenology of Frank: Materiality and Gesture Make Space," in Exh. Cat., New York, The Whitney Museum of American Art (and traveling), Frank Stella: A Retrospective, 2015, pp. 24-25

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