Sinjerli Variation Squared with Colored Ground I

Frank Stella
Sinjerli Variation Squared with Colored Ground I
lithograph
1981

An original hand-signed Frank Stella lithograph print.

1981

Original lithograph and screenprint in colors from 6 runs from 27 aluminum plate sections and 1 screen, and 2 additional aluminum plates on 320 gram Arches Cover paper.

Hand-signed and dated in pencil lower left F. Stella 81.

A superb impression of the definitive state, from the edition of 38, numbered in pencil also lower left (there were 18 additional proofs of various types, for an overall edition of 56). Published by Petersburg Press, New York; printed by Bruce Porter, James Welty, John Hutcheson and John Campione.

Catalog: Axsom 129.

32 x 32 inches

Sinjerli Variations Squared with Colored Grounds is an extension of the Sinjerli Variations of 1977. Impressions of the Sinjerli Variations reserved for the artist’s use were developed into a new series. They were guillotined to square the paper and center the circular configurations, as were the motifs in Polar Co-ordinates for Ronnie Peterson, Stella’s previous series published by Petersburg Press. The centered circular form would have a long life in the prints, reappearing in The Waves, Swan Engravings, Imaginary Places II, Imaginary Places III, Near East Monoprints, and, most especially, in Juam and Juam, State I.