Frank Stella, The Whale Watch, 1994
The Whale Watch , 1994
Silkscreen on 100% Italian Silk Shawl in Red Silk Box with Embossed Certificate of Authenticity (Brand New in Original Red Silk Box) - COA is Hand Signed by Frank Stella with Double signed embossed COA
Large: 54 × 54 inches
Edition of 650
Hand signed by Frank Stella twice: on the artwork, and on the embossed COA
Also Hand signed by Kenneth Tyler on the COA
Unframed; brand new in original red silk presentation box by the House of Mantero, Italy
(image of the work framed is for inspiration)
Makes a terrific gift! Stunningly large -- 54 Square Inches. This work looks dazzling framed and hung on the wall (see photo) -- but as it is a signed silkscreen on silk, but it can also be worn. Collector will be delighted! Makes a memorable gift. This impressive, large hand signed, silkscreen on 100% Italian silk shawl was created by Frank Stella in collaboration with his longtime publisher Kenneth Tyler of the famed Tyler Graphics Studio. In red silk Italian made presentation box with an accompanying COA - hand signed by both Stella and Tyler. "The Whale Watch" is also signed and dated on the front of the art work by Frank Stella in indelible black marker. It was acquired directly from the publisher before Kenneth Tyler retired, and is brand new in the publishers' original red silk box and wrapping. While The Whale Watch is indeed wearable art, it is also a silkscreen, and many collectors choose to frame this hand signed 54 square inch print to display as a stunning and easily recognizable work of art by Frank Stella. The image is based on an iconic silkscreen Stella created for the Moby Dick Deckle Edges series of prints in the 1990s (also published by Tyler Graphics) based on Herman Melvilles epic novel "Moby Dick". There is been a tremendous amount of literature celebrating this body of work.
Published by: Kenneth Tyler, Tyler Graphics Limited, New York
Produced by: House of Mantero, Como, Italy
Note the edition number shown in the image may differ from actual edition number of lot. For reference and inspiration only, we include a photograph of the work in a black frame, and another photograph of the work held in a white frame. The present work is unframed.
Hand-signed by artist, Hand Signed and dated by Frank Stella on recto; signed by BOTH Stella & publisher Kenneth Tyler, and numbered on accompanying embossed COA