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Frank Stella
AGADIR II
Estimate
500,000700,000
LOT SOLD. 560,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
104
Frank Stella
AGADIR II
Estimate
500,000700,000
LOT SOLD. 560,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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New York

Frank Stella
B. 1936
AGADIR II
signed, titled and dated 1965 on the overlap
acrylic on canvas
21 by 21 in. 53.3 by 53.3 cm.
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Provenance

Kasmin Limited, London
Collection of Dorothy H. Rautbord, Palm Beach (acquired from the above in September 1967)
Christie's, New York, 13 May 1998, Lot 214
Acquired from the above sale by the present owner

Catalogue Note

“Stella’s use of eye-popping colors and commonly available house paint in once-fashionable designer hues formed another bridge between contemporary movements, in this case between the industrial aesthetic of Minimalism and the new color vibrancy of Pop Art…While Warhol’s own colors often range from dazzling to melancholic, Stella’s approach is more like that of a mad color scientist, but with an academic pedigree...His paintings of the early 1960s utilize the color surface plane as if it were a trampoline being pushed and bounced by divergent color changes, in a manner ranging from a general sizzle of color interaction to an almost sculptural presence.”
Michael Auping in Exh. Cat., New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, Frank Stella: A Retrospective, 2015, pp. 23-24

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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New York