'Frank Stella: A Retrospective' to Debut at The Whitney

(Photo : Design & Trend - Meg Busacca)


The Whitney Museum will debut "Frank Stella: A Retrospective," the most comprehensive exhibition of the artist's sixty-year career.

The upcoming installation, which is opening Oct. 30, has been co-organized by the Whitney Museum of Art and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.

The diverse collection will include paintings, reliefs, sculptures, prints and drawings. The exhibit will highlight Stella's conceptual and material processes. Approximately 100 pieces that span the course of the artist's unique art career will be featured.


(Photo : Courtesy of Whitney Museum - "Gobba, zoppa e collotorto, 1985 - Frank Stella)


Stella studied art history and painting at Phillips Academy, Andover and Princeton University. In 1958, he moved to New York and garnered immediate attention for his "Black Paintings."

In 1962, The Leo Castelli Gallery held Stella's first solo show, and in 1970, the Museum of Modern Art presented his first retrospective at the age of 34.

Since then, Stella has been recognized for countless awards, his published lecture series and his many works that are showcased in exhibitions around the globe. 


(Photo : Design & Trend - Meg Busacca / "Double Concentric Squares, 1973" - Frank Stella)


The exhibition will run from Oct. 30 through Feb. 7. It will then be moved to Fort Worth where Stella's pieces will be showcased from April 17 to Sept. 4. The final stop of the exhibit will be at the DeYoung Museum in San Francisco.

It will be a special installation for the new Whitney location on Gansevoort Street, for it will be the first career retrospective dedicated to a living artist.

The entire fifth floor of the Whitney Museum, an 18,000-square-foot space, will host Stella's first comprehensive exhibition since his 1987 presentation at The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

"It's not merely the length of his career, it is the intensity of his work and his ability to reinvent himself as an artist over and over again over six decades that make his contribution so important," said Adam D. Weinberg, art curator and director of the Whitney. 


(Photo : Courtesy of Whitney Museum / "Grajau I, 1975" - Frank Stella)



Find out more information on the upcoming exhibition here and don't miss out on viewing the works of one of today's greatest abstract painters.




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