Star of Persia, 1967


Color Lithograph on Paper

26.00 x 31.50 in

66.0 x 80.0 cm

Edition of 93

Comes with certificate of authenticity.Signed, dated and numbered by the artistPublished by Gemini G.E.L. Inc., Los Angeles


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The celestial shape has been explored by Stella in his diverging art styles. It's appeared in minimal form like this print, and maximal form like his most recent mammoth star sculptures of the last ten years. Despite Stella's vastly different artistic styles between the 60's/70's and present day, the star has remained his constant muse. 

"Star of Persia I" represents a seminal moment in Stella's oeuvre as the earliest example of his use of the star shape, and his first foray into printmaking. 

By contrasting bold colors, hard-edge lines, and precise geometric forms, the inherent geometric elements of the star shape are emphasized. Essential to Stella's practice, there is no allusion to narrative, the unconscious, or symbolism within his work. His art forces the viewer to pay attention and simply enjoy. As Stella famously said, "What you see is what you get."

“Star of Persia I” and "Star of Persia II" can be found in many important museum collections around the world including the Metropolitan Museum of Art (NY), the Smithsonian Museum of Art (NY), and the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in LA, to mention a few. 

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