Purple Series, 1972



20.00 x 26.00 in

50.8 x 66.0 cm

Edition of 100

Signed, numbered and dated 1972 by the artist


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    About The Work

    Stella's work references many of the key developments or movements in post-war American painting; geometric abstraction, color field painting, and Minimalism.

    The prints that made up the "Purple Series" each bear the name of an individual from the New York art world (who was important in Stella's life). The series is particularly significant as, while it alludes to the success of his shaped canvases, the slightly muted grape-colored purple is unique and does not appear in any of his paintings. It is also a great art historical snapshot of who the key players were in the American art world at the beginning of the 1970s. 

    Stella began printmaking in 1967 - and it immediately became an essential part of his oeuvre. In terms of process the "Purple Series" is the second and the last group of prints to be created from lithographic stones. 

    Like most of Stella's prints from the late 1960s and 1970s - this work can be found in the permanent collection of many institutions including The MoMA (NYC) and others. 

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    About Frank Stella

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