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Happy Birthday, Frank Stella

Artsy Editorial
May 12, 2013 12:33PM

Happy Birthday to Frank Stella. But what to give the artist who has everything? If you’re thinking a car, Ferrari beat you to it. Inside Stella’s New York studio, a Formula One racecar is proudly displayed—a gift he received based on his love for racing and sport. “Sport and art have one key thing in common: in the end it comes down to satisfaction,” he has said. “My philosophy is: always give of your best. Sometimes I’m surprised at what turns out, at other times I’m disappointed. Out here on the racetrack it’s very hard not to be thrilled.”

At right, watch a video about the BMW Art Car painted by Stella.
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