Frank STELLA Untitled (Angriff)  (1971)
An original screenprint on Fabriano paper from the portfolio Conspiracy: The Artist as Witness donated by various artists to help fund the legal defence of the Chicago Eight in the USA in 1971. Signed F. Stella in pencil lower right, dated 1971 and numbered from the limited edition of 150. Printed at Styria Studio, New York with their blind stamp and published by David R Godine Publishers and the Center for Constitutional Rights, New York. Copyright © 1971 by Frank Stella ink stamp to the reverse. Referenced in Axsom, 56.1.
In very good clean condition and has never been framed. There is a very light scuff in the black ink of the the outside square (see photos opposite). Provenance: art collection liquidation of The Center for Consitutional Rights, New York (we have the Bridget Riley print from the same portfolio and provenance).
A striking and 'stand-out' Frank Stella print - impossible not to love! Stella is an iconic figure of post-war American art and is considered to be one of the most influential artists of a generation that moved beyond abstract expressionism toward minimalism and post-painterly abstraction.
Prominent anti-war artists campaigned against the convictions of the Chicago 8 (who became the Chicago 7 after one acquittal) with the publication of a portfolio of 12 lithographs and screenprints. Contributors included Alexander Calder, Sol LeWitt, Claes Oldenberg and Bridget Reilly. Eventually in November 1972 the imprisoned members of the Chicago Seven were released after an appeal found evidence of cultural and racial bias throughout the trial.
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