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Ahab, from The Waves Series

Stock Code 107725

1989

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Over a period of 12 years, from 1985 to 1997, Frank Stella produced a major series of works in various media that are linked to Herman Melville's monumental novel Moby-Dick. The printed component of this project consists of four different series: The Waves, Moby Dick Engravings, Moby Dick Domes and Moby Dick Deckle Edges.

The Waves incorporates all three major motifs of the Moby Dick Project: 1) the first appearance of the wave-whale shape, the most significant shape in the Moby Dick series, 2) a variety of gutter shapes that the artist would develop during the history of the project and 3) the lattice shape.

Screenprint, lithograph and linocut in colours with collage, marbling and hand-colouring, 1989, on T. H. Saunders and Somerset papers, signed and dated '88' in pencil, numbered AP IV, an artist's proof, aside from the standard edition of 60, published by Waddington Graphics, London, 187 x 139 cm. (73½ x 54¾ in.)

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