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Estoril Three II

Frank Stella
Estoril Three II
mixed media

An original Frank Stella mixed media print.


Original relief, engraving and woodcut printed from 7 runs on white TGL handmade paper, with hand-coloring added

Hand-signed and dated in pencil lower right F. Stella ’82.

A superb artist’s proof impression of the definitive state, apart from the numbered edition of 30 (there were 17 additional proofs of various types, for an overall edition of 47), annotated in pencil also lower right.  One of 16 plates from the Circuits Series.  Published by Tyler Graphics Ltd., Bedford Village, New York, bearing the Tyler Graphics Workshop number (FS81-585) in pencil verso; printed by Steve Reeves, Tom Strianese and Pete Duchess, under the supervision of Kenneth Tyler at Tyler Graphics Ltd. 

Catalog: Axsom 139; Tyler Graphics 562:FS21.

66 x 52 inches

The titles of the Circuits Series prints identify circuits, or auto-racing tracks, that Frank Stella visited in the late 1970s; Talladega (Alabama), Pergusa (Sicily), Imola (Italy), and Estoril (Portugal).  The compendium of imagery in the series is striking in its variety.  The synthesis of technical innovation, formal imagination, monumental scale, and sensuous color and surface produced prints that are a landmark in achievement in the history of the print.  

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