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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

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
Frank Stella, Leila Heller Gallery, Dubai
2016
Frank Stella: A Retrospective, de Young Museum, San Francisco
2016
Frank Stella: A Retrospective, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth
2015
Frank Stella: A Retrospective, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
2015
Frank Stella: Paintings & Drawings, Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
Frank Stella, Leila Heller Gallery, Dubai
2016
Frank Stella: A Retrospective, de Young Museum, San Francisco
2016
FRANK STELLA: Circuits Prints, Anders Wahlstedt Fine Art, New York
2016
Frank Stella: A Retrospective, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth
2015
Frank Stella: A Retrospective, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
2015
Frank Stella at Gemini G.E.L., Gemini G.E.L. at Joni Moisant Weyl, New York
2015
Frank Stella Exotic Bird Series, Anders Wahlstedt Fine Art, New York
2015
FRANK STELLA, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London
2015
Frank Stella: Paintings & Drawings, Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel

Group Shows on Artsy

2017
RARE ART HISTORICAL EPHEMERA - FROM OUR PRIVATE COLLECTION, Alpha 137 Gallery, New York
2016
Summer Selections, Gemini G.E.L. at Joni Moisant Weyl, New York
2016
Group Show, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London
2016
Group Show, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London
2015
Winter Selections, Marlborough Gallery, N/A
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