Frank Stella: A Retrospective

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Frank Stella, Harran II, 1967. Polymer and fluorescent polymer paint on canvas. 120 x 240 in. (304.8 x 609.6 cm). Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; gift, Mr. Irving Blum, 1982. © 2015 Frank Stella/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

A mainstay of the American art scene, Frank Stella has continually reinvented himself as a minimalist and pioneering abstract artist over his decades’ long career.

Inhabiting the entire fifth floor of the new Whitney downtown, Frank Stella: A Retrospective is the utmost comprehensive presentation of his work, from the Black Paintings and Moby Dick series to lesser known pieces.

The exhibit runs through February 7th at 99 Gansevoort Street in New York before travelling to Fort Worth and San Francisco. 


Frank Stella, Die Fahne hoch!, 1959. Enamel on canvas. 121 5/8 x 72 13/16 in. (308.9 x 184.9 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene M. Schwartz and purchase with funds from the John I. H. Baur Purchase Fund, the Charles and Anita Blatt Fund, Peter M. Brant, B. H. Friedman, the Gilman Foundation, Inc., Susan Morse Hilles, The Lauder Foundation, Frances and Sydney Lewis, the Albert A. List Fund, Philip Morris Incorporated, Sandra Payson, Mr. and Mrs. Albrecht Saalfield, Mrs. Percy Uris, Warner Communications Inc., and the National Endowment for the Arts 75.22. © 2015 Frank Stella/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Digital Image © Whitney Museum, N.Y. 


Frank Stella, Gobba, zoppa e collotorto, 1985. Oil, urethane enamel, fluorescent alkyd, acrylic, and printing ink on etched magnesium and aluminum. 137 x 120 1/8 x 34 3/8 in. (348 x 305 x 87.5 cm). The Art Institute of Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Frank G. Logan Purchase Prize Fund; Ada Turnbull Hertle Endowment 1986.93. © 2015 Frank Stella/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.


Frank Stella, redjang, 2009. Fiberglass with stainless steel tubing. 155 x 212 x 64 in. (393.7 x 538.5 x 162.6 cm). Private collection. © 2015 Frank Stella/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.