Frank Stella, ‘Anecdote from the Recent War’, 1999, Locks Gallery

Philadelphia, Locks Gallery, Frank Stella: Matrixed and Real Space, October 13 - December 31, 2000.
Jena, Germany, Galerie der Jenoptik, Frommansches Anwesen, Carl-Zeis-Obervatorium, Heinrich von Kleist by Frank Stella, March 25 - June 4, 2001: traveled to: Dusseldorf, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, June 23 - August 8, 2001; Hildesheim, Germany, Roemer und Pelizaeus Museum, August 21 - November 18, 2001; Berlin, Akira Ikeda Gallery, December 1, 2001 - February 28, 2002.

Hobbs, Robert. Frank Stella: Matrixed and Real Space, 2000 Locks Art Publications,
Philadelphia, illus. np.
Stella, Frank. Heinrich von Kleist, 2001 Galerie der Jenoptik, Jena, Cologne, Germany, illus. np.

From the artist
Private Collection, Philadelphia

About Frank Stella

Frank Stella, an iconic figure of postwar American art, is considered the most influential painter of a generation that moved beyond Abstract Expressionism toward Minimalism. In his early work, Stella attempted to drain any external meaning or symbolism from painting, reducing his images to geometric form and eliminating illusionistic effects. His goal was to make paintings in which pictorial force came from materiality, not from symbolic meaning. He famously quipped, “What you see is what you see,” a statement that became the unofficial credo of Minimalist practice. In the 1980s and '90s, Stella turned away from Minimalism, adopting a more additive approach for a series of twisting, monumental, polychromatic metal wall reliefs and sculptures based on Herman Melville’s Moby Dick.

American, b. 1936, Malden, Massachusetts, based in New York and Rock Tavern, New York