Sinjerli Variation IV

Frank Stella
Sinjerli Variation IV
lithograph & screenprint

An original hand-signed Frank Stella lithograph & screenprint print.


Lithograph and screenprint in colors from 4 runs from 50 aluminum plate sections and 1 screen on 320 gram Arches Cover wove paper.

Hand-signed and dated in pencil lower right F. Stella ’77.

A superb impression of the definitive state, from the edition of 100, numbered in pencil also lower right (there were 24 additional proofs, for an overall edition of 124). One of six plates from the Sinjerli Variations. Published by Petersburg Press, New York; printed in the artist’s workshop studio by Bruce Porter, James Welty and John Campione.

Catalog: Axsom 118

25 inches (diameter)

Sheet Size: 31 7/8 x 42 inches

This is one of six lithographs which comprise the Sinjerli Variations suite. The six lithographs (with screenprinted key-lines) that make up the suite are based on six interlaced variations of the painting “Sinjerli I” in the Protractor Series of 1967-70. The thirty-one shaped-canvas formats of these paintings were derived from multiples of the protractor shape. The individual paintings of the series were named for concentric circular cities of the ancient Near East and early Muslim civilizations. Sinjerli was a Hittite city whose double wall formed a nearly perfect circle. (Stella’s source for the titles was K.A.C. Creswell, A Short Account of Early Muslim Architecture, Penguin Books, Harmondsworth, England, 1958).