Modernist 20th Century /07 December 2003

423

Frank Stella

Empress of India
USA, 1968
color lithograph on papercolor lithograph on paper
16¼ h × 30½ w in (41 × 77 cm)

Signed dated and numbered lower left, number 30 from the edition of 100.

estimate: $1,500–2,000
result: $1,770

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Frank Stella b. 1936

Frank Stella is a key figure in postwar American modernism. Born in 1936 in a suburb of Boston, he attended the Phillips Academy where he was introduced to the work of Josef Albers and Hans Hoffman. In 1958, after graduating from Princeton with a degree in history, he moved to New York and worked as a house painter without intent to become an artist–his interest was solely in creation.

Shortly thereafter, while operating from a rented studio shared with artist Carl Andre, Stella was introduced to and later represented by dealer Leo Castelli. Inspired by the Abstract Expressionist movement, but in a departure from the period, he produced the Black Paintings series. His work emphasized a two-dimensional, flat application of monochromatic paint. At age 25, he exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and his work during this time gave way to the Minimalist movement that followed.

Auction Results Frank Stella

FRANK STELLA, Double Gray Scramble | Wright20.com

Frank Stella

Double Gray Scramble
estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $50,000

FRANK STELLA, Polar Co-Ordinate | Wright20.com

Frank Stella

Polar Co-Ordinate
estimate: $30,000–40,000
result: $37,500

FRANK STELLA, Conway | Wright20.com

Frank Stella

Conway
estimate: $30,000–40,000
result: $37,500

FRANK STELLA, untitled | Wright20.com

Frank Stella

untitled
estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $15,600

FRANK STELLA, Shards V | Wright20.com

Frank Stella

Shards V
estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $10,625

FRANK STELLA, Sinjerli Variation II | Wright20.com

Frank Stella

Sinjerli Variation II
estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $10,000

FRANK STELLA, Sinjerli Variation II | Wright20.com

Frank Stella

Sinjerli Variation II
estimate: $4,000–6,000
result: $9,000

FRANK STELLA, Swan Engraving Blue, Green Grey | Wright20.com

Frank Stella

Swan Engraving Blue, Green Grey
estimate: $7,000–9,000
result: $8,255

FRANK STELLA, Spectralia (from Imaginary Places series) | Wright20.com

Frank Stella

Spectralia (from Imaginary Places series)
estimate: $7,000–9,000
result: $7,813

FRANK STELLA, Empress of India I (from the V Series) | Wright20.com

Frank Stella

Empress of India I (from the V Series)
estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $7,040

FRANK STELLA, Ifafa I (from the V Series) | Wright20.com

Frank Stella

Ifafa I (from the V Series)
estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $5,440

FRANK STELLA, Egyplosis (from Imaginary Places II) | Wright20.com

Frank Stella

Egyplosis (from Imaginary Places II)
estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $5,398

FRANK STELLA, Shards V | Wright20.com

Frank Stella

Shards V
estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $5,313

FRANK STELLA, Quathlamba II (from the V Series) | Wright20.com

Frank Stella

Quathlamba II (from the V Series)
estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $5,313

FRANK STELLA, Itata (from the V Series) | Wright20.com

Frank Stella

Itata (from the V Series)
estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $5,000

FRANK STELLA, Ifafa II (from the V Series) | Wright20.com

Frank Stella

Ifafa II (from the V Series)
estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $4,688

FRANK STELLA, Wolfeboro (from the Eccentric Polygons series) | Wright20.com

Frank Stella

Wolfeboro (from the Eccentric Polygons series)
estimate: $700–900
result: $4,375

FRANK STELLA, Fortín de las Flores (from Ten from Leo Castelli) | Wright20.com

Frank Stella

Fortín de las Flores (from Ten from Leo Castelli)
estimate: $1,000–1,500
result: $3,250

FRANK STELLA, Shards | Wright20.com

Frank Stella

Shards
estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $3,125

FRANK STELLA, Bilbimtesirol from the Imaginary Places II series | Wright20.com

Frank Stella

Bilbimtesirol from the Imaginary Places II series
estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $3,048

FRANK STELLA, Quathlamba I (from the V Series) | Wright20.com

Frank Stella

Quathlamba I (from the V Series)
estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $3,048

FRANK STELLA, Egyplosis (from Imaginary Places II) | Wright20.com

Frank Stella

Egyplosis (from Imaginary Places II)
estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $3,000

FRANK STELLA, Quathlamba II (from the V Series) | Wright20.com

Frank Stella

Quathlamba II (from the V Series)
estimate: $1,000–1,500
result: $3,000

FRANK STELLA, Conway (from the Eccentric Polygons series) | Wright20.com

Frank Stella

Conway (from the Eccentric Polygons series)
estimate: $1,500–2,000
result: $2,750

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