Lot 161
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FRANK STELLA | Thruxton 3X

250,000 - 350,000 USD
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  • Frank Stella
  • Thruxton 3X 
  • oil, oilstick, glitter and lacquer on etched magnesium
  • 75 by 81 1/2 by 15 in. 190.5 by 207 by 38.1 cm.
  • Executed in 1982.


John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco
Private Collection, Honolulu (acquired from the above in May 1983)
Christie's, New York, 17 May 2007, Lot 202
Private Collection, Seattle
Private Collection, New York
Dunbar Fine Art, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner in April 2013


New York, The Museum of Modern Art; Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum; Paris, Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou; Minneapolis, Walker Art Center; Contemporary Arts Museum Houston; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Frank Stella: 1970-1987, October 1987 - August 1989, p. 108, illustrated

Catalogue Note

"The gradual change from planar surfaces to more volumetric surfaces is a topological problem, basically the exploration of more intricate or more complicated surfaces to be worked on, i.e. painted on. The expansion of surfaces available to abstraction is what has kept me going."
Frank Stella