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Frank Stella Prints: A Retrospective

August 19 through October 29, 2017

For over fifty years, Frank Stella has created a significant body of abstract art comprised of paintings, reliefs, sculptures, drawings, and prints. Frank Stella Prints: A Retrospective details the artist’s remarkable career as a printmaker. It presents prints that make apparent how his highly experimental endeavors have redefined the traditional print. The exhibition also offers a clear view of Stella’s stylistic evolution—a series of reinventions from the minimalist geometric abstraction of the early years to the baroque exuberance of the later gestural work.

Frank Stella Prints: A Retrospective is the artist’s first major print retrospective since 1982 and is the occasion for the publication of a revised and expanded catalogue raisonné, Richard H. Axsom, Frank Stella Prints: A Catalogue Raisonné (NY: Hudson Hills Press, 2016).

The prints are selected from the extensive collection of the Jordan Schnitzer Foundation, Portland, OR. Schnitzer says, Stella “bridges Abstract Expressionism, Minimalism, and Pop. What I admire about him is that he’s kept pushing himself into new mediums and new themes.”

Support for the exhibition and related educational and outreach programs has been made possible by a grant from the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation. Local Sponsors: Laura and Barrie Harmon, Melissa and Frank Wilson, Dr. Marla Wolhman and John Crews, and Ann Hubbert.

Reproduction, including downloading of Frank Stella works is prohibited by copyright laws and international conventions without the express written permission of Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Frank Stella (American, born 1936), Star of Persia I, 1967, from the Star of Persia Series, lithograph, Collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer, Portland, Oregon, © 2017 Frank Stella / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York


Frank Stella Prints: A Catalogue Raisonné

Publication Date: April 26, 2016
431 pages
$75 plus tax
This hardcover book with a colorful dustjacket was prepared by Richard H. Axsom and Leah Kolb, and registers in chronological sequence more than three hundred editioned prints, reproduced in full color, including those in series and portfolios. Complete documentation of each print gives the reader a uniquely privileged insight into the creative process behind these works of art. An introductory essay, prefaces to series, and comments on individual prints by Axsom provide background information, analysis, and interpretation.

Frank Stella (American, born 1936), Pergusa Three, 1983, from the Circuits Series, relief and woodcut, Collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer, Portland, Oregon, © 2017 Frank Stella / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.