Frank Stella: A Retrospective

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For almost six decades Frank Stella has been one of the most important and influential figures in the evolution of modern art, expanding the definitions of art and challenging its conventions. Exploring pictorial space—how paintings can seem to expand or contract, lie completely flat or envelop the viewer, suggest movement or foster stillness—has led to some of Stella’s most significant innovations. In its examination of his work, this exhibition considers Stella’s long-standing interest in the picture plane, presenting early paintings that reference the spaces where he lived and worked; his groundbreaking use of color, shape, and volume to map new possibilities for abstraction; and finally his use of advanced technology to evoke new conceptions of space.

Also on display...

Frank Stella's Prints
November 5, 2016 – June 25, 2017

Image Credit: Frank Stella, Harran II, 1967. Polymer and fluorescent polymer paint on canvas, 120 x 240 in (308.4 x 609.6 cm). Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York Gift, Mr. Irving Blum, 1982. © 2016 Frank Stella / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York



de Young Museum
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco, CA
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    50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco, CA