FRANK STELLA "YORK FACTORY I" SCREENPRINT, 1971
In stark contrast to his prints of the late sixties, notably examples from the Black Series, "York Factory" shows a remarkably softer side of Frank Stella.
This wonderfully understated work, described in the catalog raisonné as made of "confectioner's colors", it is in fact one of the most elaborate and labor-intensive multiples Stella created.
"York Factory" is a screenprint (rather than a lithograph) and was created with over 40 screens and finished with a subtle gloss varnish. Soft colors - but hard work.
The composition is based on a painting from the Newfoundland Series (completed in 1969-70) however unlike most of Stella's prints this work was conceived individually rather than in a series that experimented with different colors applied to an identical composition.
The title, another curious geographical reference, is the name of an abandoned settlement established in a remote part of Manitoba by the Hudson's Bay Company. (Stella's "Copper Series" was similarly named after abandoned mining towns in Colorado)
Caviar20 is excited to be offering this important Frank Stella work.
It is the first time we've had one of the works that relates to his "Protractor" works.
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Signed, numbered and dated 1971 by the artist
17"H 44.5"W (work)
Very good condition.