Estoril Five I
66 1/2 x 51 5/8 in. (168.9 x 131.1 cm)
Medium and Support:
Relief printed etching and woodcut
Marion Stratton Gould Fund
Location: Not currently on view
Tyler Graphics, Ltd.
Frank Stella's curiosity about ideas, techniques and media keeps his work fresh and fascinating and makes him difficult to categorize. For example, in this print he used traditional printing processes in new and innovative ways.
Unlike much of Stella's work that is serenely geometric, this work thrives on disorder and intensity. Not surprisingly, its name, Estoril, refers to a race track in Portugal. It is one in a series of monumental prints related to a series of paintings. The painting series and the print series are each called the Circuit Series and were inspired by race tracks Stella visited in the 1970s.
Label Copy, Collection Connections - Psychedelic, installed September 15, 2010
Curated by Cynthia Culbert
See general information in "The Prints of Frank Stella: a catalogue raisonné, 1967-1982," Richard H. Axsom, New York: Hudson Hills Press, 1983: p. 151, no. 140 and Richard H. Axsom and Leah Kolb, Frank Stella Prints: A Catalogue Raisonne, New York: Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation, 2016, cat. no. 140, p. 229
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This object was included in the following exhibitions:
This object has the following bibliographic references:
Memorial Art Gallery.
Rochester, New York: Memorial Art Gallery, 1935-1995.
Article Scope: Entry and reproduction.
Sandra Haller Olsen.
A Survey of American Printmaking from the Collection of the Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester.
Rochester, NY: Memorial Art Gallery, 1987.
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