Frank Stella Retrospective at The Whitney

The Whitney Museum in New York is having a major retrospective of the work of Frank Stella, one of the most important living artists in America.  With a career that spans almost 60 years, Stella’s work is considered a touchstone of 20th century art.  From the early “Black Paintings” to his colorful and dramatic abstractions, he has successfully played the roles of creator, provocateur and mentor.  Equally adept in different media, Stella’s forays into printmaking have been highly successful, resulting in works that are among the most complex and striking in history.  Among his greatest achievements in the graphic arts are large scale works created for his “Wave” series, printed between 1988-89, which are part of a larger body of work inspired by Herman Melville’s “Moby Dick.”   We are currently featuring two stellar examples, The Great Heidelburgh Tun and Hark.

THE GREAT HEIDELBURGH TUN

THE GREAT HEIDELBURGH TUN
Screenprint with lithograph and linocut in colors, with hand-coloring and collage on paper.
1988

Frank Stella HARK!

HARK!
Screenprint with lithograph and linocut in colors, with hand-coloring and collage on paper.
1988

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