5 May - 15 September 2019
LACMA - Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles.
Frank Stella (b. 1936) has been a pivotal figure in the development of modern art since the 1950s. Working in multiple mediums, he has created an extensive body of work that has consistently challenged the conventions of art making and expanded its definitions. Over the past 60 years Stella has pushed the boundaries of Abstract Expressionism, helped usher in Minimalism, and blurred distinctions between painting and sculpture, continuously experimenting with new materials, abstract forms, and innovative techniques. Frank Stella features a selection of works from LACMA’s permanent collection—many of which have not been on public view in over 30 years—that represent significant developments in the artist’s oeuvre. From an example of his groundbreaking Black Paintings of the late 1950s to his recent monumental sculpture, the works on view present a glimpse into the rich trajectory of Stella’s career.
Frank Stella, WHOM (single), 1967, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gift of Robert H. Halff through the Modern and Contemporary Art Council, © 2019 Frank Stella/Artists Rights Society (ARS) New York, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA