Frank Stella

Estoril Five II


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Not on display
Frank Stella born 1936
Etching and relief print on paper
Image: 1695 x 1315 mm
Purchased 1982

Catalogue entry

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.

Published in:
The Tate Gallery 1982-84: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions, London 1986

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