FRANK STELLA "OURAY" LITHOGRAPH, 1970
This is the second example from Frank Stella's iconic "Copper Series" that we are offering.
Several of Stella's prints revisit/reinterpret his most successful paintings.
"Ouray" is a paradigm of Stella's practice. It is a descendant of his Copper Series paintings from 1960-61.
These paintings were some of the most celebrated and widely exhibited works from Stella's early career.
Besides the ingenious metallic coloring, these works were impactful for their highly original, curiously shaped canvases.
In 1970 Stella created a portfolio of 7 works, named the mining towns in the mountains of Colorado (that sourced silver and copper) active at the turn of the century.
Appropriately these lithographs were created using several screens of metallic copper paints and tinted varnishes.
Stella was an active printmaker and experimented with techniques to achieve a specific aesthetic. These works were first screenprinted before the lithographic inks and varnishes were applied - and as a result are far more than smaller reproductions of paintings.
The Copper Series lithographs were originally sold as an album. As a result it is quite rare to find individual examples from the series. It is also worth noting that Stella typically created editions of 100 - "Telluride" is from an edition of 75.
Caviar20 is excited to be offering this iconic Frank Stella lithograph.
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Signed, numbered 55/75 and dated 1970 by the artist
Lithograph, printed at Gemini G.E.L
Framed in original lucite box
Very good condition.