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Extremely rare to auction, "Bogoria VI" is a beautiful and extensively hand-colored relief print with collage from an edition of only 8. This print is part of Frank Stella's Paper Relief Project, a series of six editioned paper-pulp reliefs, each named after a Polish village. The complexity of this work is a true testament to Stella's devotion to form. His mastery of printmaking and bold experimental tendencies are apparent in this collaboration with Tyler Graphics Ltd. According to their raisonne, each print was created "using special papermaking mould, each constructed from brass screening and mahogany slats sewn together with brass wire. The moulds were dipped into a cotton slurry to form a thick relief of pulp, which was hand-patted to improve edge definition. The pulp on the screen was colored both in the wet stage and after it was dried and removed from the mould." (p. 332, Tyler Graphics Catalogue Raisonne, 1974-1985)

Always at the forefront of the Contemporary art world, internationally renowned Minimalist artist Frank Stella's (b. 1936) oeuvre reveals constant growth and change. Fascinated with movement and free flowing forms, Stella creates pieces that are unrestricted and unconfined and that exude energy. Throughout his career, Stella participated in several exhibitions that were paramount in defining the art of the sixties, including the "The Shaped Canvas" at the Guggenheim (1964–65) and "Systemic Painting" (1966). Stella's work has earned him numerous awards and honors, including a Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from the Boston University, Boston, MA (2011), a Gold Medal from the National Arts Club, New York, NY (2001), and many artist residencies. Recent solo shows of his work have been held at the Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C. (2011), Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY (2007) and the National Museum of Fine Arts, Santiago, Chile (2005), among others.

Select Public Collections:
Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
The Tate, London, UK
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

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Catalogue Raisonné: 547, Tyler
The seller has recorded the following condition for this lot:
Surface Soiling
Overall Yes
Date: Unavailable – contact Specialist for details
Notes: time staining throughout (see images provided)
remains of adhesive (see images provided)

Definition Key
Image The central image area, composition, or focal point; the area inside the margins/plate marks.
Margin Areas bordering the central image, outside the plate marks, or the perimeter area.
Edge The farthest edge of the object.
Verso The reverse/back of the object.

Minor An existing condition which generally does not involve risk of loss.
Moderate Noticeable damage, increasing in severity and/or size; should be monitored or corrected by a conservator.
Major Distinct, recognizable damage; the stability of the work is questionable and risk is a factor. Requires the attention of a conservator.
Extreme Advanced and severe damage; work is insecure and at great risk.

  • Private Collection, CA
  • Pickup Location: California, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 22.25 x 29.5 x 1.75 in. (56.52 x 74.93 x 4.44 cm.)
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