15 May 2003
Frank Stella (b. 1936)
Noguchi's Okinawa Woodpecker, (1x)
wall relief--oil, glitter and lacquer on metal
18 x 23 x 4 in. (45.7 x 58.4 x 10.2 cm.)
Executed in 1976.
M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner
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P. Leider, Frank Stella Since 1970, Fort Worth, 1978, p. 77, no. 5 (illustrated).
New York, M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., Frank Stella Paintings, Drawings and Prints 1959-1977, December 1977.
The Exotic Bird Series, executed in 1976-1977, followed Stella's groundbreaking Polish Village and Brazilian series which allowed the artist to create three-dimensional paintings. The Exotic Bird series is more complex than the Brazilian Series, with more ornate forms and applied surfaces. Stella executed three versions of each picture: 1x, 3x (3 times larger than the first version) and 5.5x (5.5 times larger than the first version).
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