The Frank Stella retrospective at the Whitney displays too few of the swaggering compositions that made the painter a god of the sixties art world, Peter Schjeldahl writes.
Frank Stella's art is logical, executed with all the passion of a worker on an assembly line. Even his sculptures—baroque profusions tumbling out like the contents of an overstuffed cupboard—are problems to be solved rather than spontaneous outbursts
Happy birthday to Frank Stella! Stella made this painting for MoMA's exhibition "Sixteen Americans" in 1959, at which time the Museum purchased it. "Stella talked about wanting to create a picture that would have a strong and immediate visual impact “an imprint,” he called it," says curator Leah Dickerman. http://bit.ly/1Ez658o
[Installation view: Frank Stella. "The Marriage of Reason and Squalor, II." 1959. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. © 2015 Frank Stella / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York]
Happy birthday to artist Frank Stella, known for his deceptively simple paintings of stripes separated by narrow lines of unpainted canvas. "Harran II" (1967) from the Guggenheim collection is part of a group of paintings named after ancient circular-plan towns in Asia Minor. Stella cites his travel to Iran and Persian decorative art and architecture as the series’ inspiration: http://gu.gg/MRjDZ