Frank StellaEstoril Five II 1982

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Artist
Frank Stella (born 1936)
Title
Estoril Five II
Date 1982
MediumEtching and relief print on paper
Dimensionsimage: 1695 x 1315 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1982
Reference
P07735
Not on display

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P07735 Estoril Five II 1982

Etching and relief print 66 3/4 × 51 3/4 (1695 × 1315) on dyed paper handmade at Tyler Graphics, printed and published by Tyler Graphics, Bedford Village, New York
Inscribed ‘F. Stella '82’ b.r. and ‘30/30’; impressed with the printer's stamp
Purchased from Waddington Graphics (Grant-in-Aid) 1982
Lit: Richard Axsom, The Prints of Frank Stella, New York, 1983, no.141

This print is one of a series collectively called ‘Circuits’ within which there are four ‘Talledega’, three ‘Estoril’ prints, one ‘Imola’ and one ‘Pergusa’ print: all are named after motor racing circuits. The imagery was developed from two earlier print series, the ‘Polar Coordinates’ 1980, made in memory of the racing driver Ronnie Peterson, and the ‘Exotic Birds’ 1976–9, for which the curving templates used to plot railway lines were used. Estoril, once a Grand Prix track, is on the Portuguese coast… (read more)

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