Original Etchings and Rare Limited Editions Highlight Dane Fine Art’s Mid-Summer SaleJul 21, 2022 12:00 EDT
Frank Stella is regarded as one of the most ingenious figures of the 20th century. The influential Italian American artist is known for his exuberant portrayal of geometric shapes and irregular patterns in paintings and sculptures. Stella’s Bene Come il Sale (As Good as Salt), an original color etching with aquatint and relief, is a key highlight of the upcoming mid-summer sale at Dane Fine Art. Influenced by the gouaches of Russian artist El Lissitzky, the rare etching exemplifies Stella’s use of vibrant colors and shapes. Particularly noteworthy is the range of electrifying hues including pink, magenta, brown, and lavender. Another notable work is from a limited edition of three printer proofs: Tom Wesselmann’s Thames Scene with Power Station. Depicting symbols from an urban setting, it is characterized by reductive lines and flat primary colors. The New York Pop artist rejected abstract expression, making his own distinctive statement.
Julian Opie’s Still Life with Aubergines and Cucumber also leads the listings. It portrays vegetables in vivid, saturated colors with a black backdrop. The original laminated lambda print on canvas belongs to Opie’s Still Life series from 2001. To view the complete catalog and register to bid online, visit Bidsquare and browse other online auctions.
# of Lots:998
Price Range:$50 - $30,000
Interesting lots include:
|Frank Stella Title: Bene Come il Sale (As Good as Salt)
|Tom Wesselmann Title: Thames Scene with Power Station
|Julian Opie Title: Still Life with Aubergines and Cucumber
|Keith Haring Title: Portrait of Joseph Beuys
|Li Luming Title: Tank Tank