Frank STELLA (1936)

Other possible identifications: after, attributed, manner

Frank Stella, born in 1936 in Malden, Massachusetts, is an American artist living in New York. He studied at Princeton University where he graduated in 1958 with a degree in art history.

Stella is considered a pioneer of Minimalism, Op Art with Josef Albers, and Shaped canvas with Charles Hinman. He develops the concept of cut-out canvases whose outlines merge with shapes by using various supports such as aluminum, copper and steel. in 1970 he becomes one of the youngest artists to have had a retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. In 2015, the Whitney Museum of American Art celebrated his long career with a major retrospective spanning 60 years of his work. His monumental works have exceeded $ 15m since the 1980s (Jungli-Kowwa). In 2019, Point of Pines,1959 reached $ 24.5m (Christie’s New York).


Works by Old Masters, Impressionists, Modern artists and Contemporary artists were all on offer in prestige sales that ended a few days ago most of which defiantly ignored traditional  classifications. Christie’s had a Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton and a painting by Monet, while Sotheby’s offered three sculptural Alfa-Romeos by Franco Scaglione alongside a work by Richard […]

Only a few weeks left to see the Carl Andre exhibition in Paris. It is the first time that such a large selection of Carl ANDRE‘s work has left the United States to be exhibited in France: the Museum of Modern Art in Paris is hosting a major retrospective of the American artist until 12 […]

Sotheby’s and Christie’s prayers appear to have been answered, at least partially. After one of the most important weeks in New York’s prestige sales calendar (4-12 November),

The room was packed for this historic sale and the atmosphere was electric…at least, at the start of the bidding, which often lost its momentum somewhat prematurely, leading to a certain amount of anxiety.

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