STELLA, FRANK

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HATJE CANTZ

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Hardcover, 9.5 x 12.25 in. / 311 pgs / 662 color.

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PUB DATE 12/31/2012
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CATALOG: FALL 2012 p. 14   

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Abstract painting’s greatest living exponent.

  

HATJE CANTZ

Frank Stella

Published by Hatje Cantz
Text by Holger Bröker, Markus Brüderlin, Gregor Stemmrich, et al.

Frank Stella is abstraction’s greatest living champion--the artist who, more than any other, has merged abstract painting with sculpture and architecture, pursuing the implications of his “what you see is what you see” stance. A forceful clarity of purpose and vision has characterized his art and his career from the start: he dominated the New York art scene of the late 1950s with his Black Paintings composed of stripes, which famously helped pave the way for Minimalism, and which were exhibited in The Museum of Modern Art, New York’s milestone exhibition Sixteen Americans, alongside Johns and Rauschenberg. In 1970 Stella became the youngest artist to receive a show at The Museum of Modern Art, by which time he had already blazed his way through several stylistic evolutions. To the surprise of many, the passionate race-car driver did not follow the seemingly inevitable route towards Minimalism, and instead followed a path that led him to ever more opulent and baroque reliefs. With this idiosyncratic turn “from Minimalist to Maximalist,” Stella developed into one of the boldest artists of the twentieth century.
On the occasion of Stella’s comprehensive retrospective at the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, this massive survey celebrates the many lives of Frank Stella. It includes classic examples of each of his many periods, such as the Black Paintings, Irregular Polygons, the Protractor paintings, the Circuits series, the metal reliefs and floor sculptures of the past two decades and an “ArchiSkulptur” conceived by the artist exclusively for the exhibition. With more than 660 color reproductions, this volume is as ambitious and spectacular as its subject.
Frank Stella was born in 1936, to first-generation Sicilians, and grew up in a suburb of Boston. In 1954 he entered Princeton University, where he took a night class in painting and drawing. His first solo exhibition was at the Leo Castelli Gallery in 1960.

FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 1/25/2013

Frank Stella

Frank StellaIn Hatje Cantz’s major new monograph on Frank Stella, published on the occasion of the artist’s retrospective at Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg in Germany, Claudia Bodin asks, “What is good art?” Stella replies, “Does art have to be good, or when does something stop being art is the real question. How long can the level be? There’s a guy who sells paintings on my street corner. They are as bad as anything you can imagine. But I like them, and they are still art for me. Picasso once bought a painting at a flea market and everyone was asking: What do you want to do with that? He answered: ‘If I don’t love this poor painting, who will?’ In the case of art, what is important is the will to express oneself. And people do this in all kinds of ways. I don’t believe that art strives for something higher. Maybe art is best when it’s about personal expression.” Featured image, "Grodno III" (1973), is reproduced from Frank Stella. continue to blog


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Frank Stella

FRANK STELLA

Text by Holger Bröker, Markus Brüderlin, Gregor Stemmrich, et al.

HATJE CANTZ

ISBN: 9783775734073 | US $75.00

Pub Date: 12/31/2012
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Frank Stella: Connections

FRANK STELLA: CONNECTIONS

Edited by Ben Tufnell. Text by Robert Hobbs, Tom Hunt, Karen Wilken, et al.

HATJE CANTZ

ISBN: 9783775732710 | US $55.00

Pub Date: 1/31/2012
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Frank Stella: 1970-1987

FRANK STELLA: 1970-1987

Artwork by Frank Stella. Edited by William Rubin.

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

ISBN: 9780870705991 | US $22.50

Pub Date: 9/2/2002
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Heinrich Von Kleist By Frank Stella

HEINRICH VON KLEIST BY FRANK STELLA

Essays by Franz-Joachim Verspohl, Martin Warnke, Wolfram Hogrebe, Robert K. Wallace.

WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

ISBN: 9783883754888 | US $45.00

Pub Date: 2/2/2002
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