Frank Stella on 'The Fountain'
The fountain ‘mural’ print is a masterpiece of abstraction with an extraordinary group of shapes coalescing as a unified whole. It is a celebration of brilliant colours, lines are at once bold gestures and delicately exquisite. In one work, Frank Stella ‘the mapper’ and Ken Tyler ‘the magician’ have brought the art of printmaking to an extraordinary stage. Looking back, 10 years after The fountain project began, Tyler recalled the remarkable nature of its evolution. The fountain was a central piece for the Moby Dick series—it was the largest with so much of Stella’s imagery incorporated in this ‘tour de force’ of printmaking