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Discover Frank Stella : Magazine article & video in Studio

Frank Stella is a rule-breaker

One of the most highly regarded post-war American painters still working today, Stella’s style has constantly evolved. The controlled minimalism of his works in the late 1950s and early ’60s gave way to maximalist riots of colour later in his career — with subsequent works surpassing 2D canvas to become sculptural. His approach to materials is just as revolutionary, comprising house and car paint, cast aluminium, fibreglass, and the latest 3D-printing techniques. Stella started out painting houses and boats

He developed a reputation for feistiness

New York became the artist’s adopted home

His first studio was a mess

Stella has always been acutely aware of other artists and art critics


Article in Christie’s magazine

+ Studio visit of FRANK STELLA

Looking back on his six decade-long career, the American artist Frank Stella (b. 1936) seems laid-back about the direction it has taken. ‘I had an idea — a pretty solid idea — about what I did and where it came from,’ he confesses. ‘It was basically making paintings that were 20th-century paintings. That wasn’t so complicated,’ he quips. ‘It was really quite obvious.’

Exceptional video made in Stella’s studio

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