Frank Stella, Shards Variant IVA (Whitney Museum), 1982
Frank Stella (American, b.1936)
Mixed Media Work:
45.5 x 39.25 inches
hand numbered lower left
bears Richard Gray Gallery label verso
bears Whitney Museum of Art label verso
Publisher: St. Petersburg Press, New York
A magnificent multi color lithograph and screenprint with superb provenance as this very piece was exhibited by the Richard Gray Gallery as well as the Whitney Museum of American Art in the early 1980s for its much touted print retrospective: "Frank Stella Prints 1967-1982".
This screenprint and offset litograph was made in 44 runs from 37 plates and 3 screens - same elements as Shards IV, with the addition of 11 plates and 2 screens. It is sold framed and measures 46 inches (vertical) by 40.5 inches (horizontal). The sheet itself measures 45.5 inches by 39.25 inches.
This work is fully referenced in the catalogue raisonne of Frank Stella's prints. (Axsom, Hudson Hills Press, 1983) as well as the Whitney exhibition catalogue.
Richard Gray Gallery
Whitney Museum, New York
Exhibition History: Exhibited at Frank Stella's Print Retrospective "Frank Stella Prints 1967-1982", Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, 1983 (same work)
Literature: Whitney Museum of American Art in the early 1980s for its much touted print retrospective: "Frank Stella Prints 1967-1982".