Frank Stella: A Retrospective
'An art exhibition between covers, with its essays as ideally informative wall texts. A great museum show presents you with wonderful objects and relevant facts, then lets you go on from there. So does this book.' The New York Times
This catalogue from the Whitney's recent exhibition presents a retrospective study of Frank Stella (b. 1936), one of the most important figures in 20th-century American art. The exhibition, which will tour to the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and the De Young in San Francisco after the Whitney, covers Mr. Stella’s output from the 1950s to the present, in key works from a long and notably prolific career.
Showcasing works from all of his major series, this scholarly book surveys the full sweep of Stella's career, from his artistic beginnings to today and offer glimpses into his creative process. The book's plate section comprises more than 100 works, including paintings, sculptures, reliefs, and works on paper. Notable inclusions are his Black Paintings, recent high-relief aluminium works, and a selection of drawings, maquettes, and digital renderings-many of which are reproduced here for the first time-that offer fresh insight into Stella's thinking and process. Essays discuss topics including Stella’s early years and training and how one set of colours, shapes and spaces leads to the next across Stella’s career.
An interview with Stella conducted by American painter Laura Owens allows Stella to illuminate his artistic practice in his own words. Additional resources include a chronology with extensive bibliographic and exhibition references. This publication is the most thorough examination to date of Stella's oeuvre.
- Author: Michael Auping, Chief Curator at Modern Art Museum of Forth Worth
- Hardcover: 312 pages
- Date published: October 2015
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-0300215441
- Product Dimensions: 32 x 23.9 x 3.6 cm