Pergusa Three Double (1984)
linocut, woodcut, engravomg. screen print, edition 14 of 30
"Frank Stella was twenty-three when his Black Paintings were displayed in exhibition 16 Americans at the Museum of Modern Art in New York alongside work by Louise Nevelson and their contemporaries: Frank Stella, Jasper Johns, and Robert Rauschenberg. These acclaimed works were created when Stella applied commercial black enamel paint with a house painter's brush to create a geometric pattern of thin, unpainted lines. By the mid -- 1980's, however, Stella was working in a more exuberant--and colorful--mode. Pergusa Three Double (1984), for example, is much less contained to geometric lines and forms than his earlier works; it is named for a race track in Italy and depicts an aerial view of this subject."