15 November 2012
Frank Stella (b. 1936)
signed and dated 'Stella '60' (on the overlap)
oil and graphite on canvas
12 1/8 x 12¼ in. (30.7 x 31.1 cm.)
Painted in 1960.
Galleria dell'Ariete, Milan
The Tettamanti Collection, acquired from the above, 1972
Their sale; Christie's, London, 8 February 2007, lot 2
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner
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Predilezioni, Tre decenni di avanguardia dalla raccolta di Riccardo Tettamanti, Milan, 1988, n.p. (illustrated in color).
"There are two problems in painting. One is to find out what painting is and the other is to find out how to make a painting. The first is learning something and the second is making something."
Frank Stella, The Pratt Lecture, New York, 1960
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