Frank Stella

Frank Stella

Nationality: American

Biography:
Frank Stella is an American-born painter, printmaker and abstract sculptor. His work is mostly found in the areas of post-painterly abstraction and minimalism. He was born in Malden, Massachusetts on May 12, 1936. He became active in the art world in the late 1950s and continues to be active today. Stella attended high school at the Phillips Academy in Andover and was a history major at Princeton. His visits to New York galleries inspired him, and he was influenced especially by the abstract expressionism of Franz Kline and Jackson Pollock. Some of his most famous works include a 1984 piece made with oil, enamel paint on canvas which is etched with magnesium, aluminum and fiberglass. It is called La sciena della pigriza or The Science of Laziness. It is currently on display at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. His large metal sculpture, Memantra, is on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Roof Garden in New York City. It was during the 1990s that Stella began creating free standing sculptures. He is responsible for the entire decorative scheme in Toronto's Princess of Wales Theater. The building includes a 1,000 square foot mural. He's also had exhibitions at Guggenheim and was the subject of retrospectives in Europe, the United States and Japan. Stella is also a tireless advocate for the protection of artists. He works to protect their copyrights by organizing against those who knowingly infringe on them. He has also received numerous awards including a National Medal of Arts presented by President Obama and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Sculpture Center. Stella currently resides in New York City.


 

Frank Stella Original Art Values Sold at Auction

ItemRealized
FRANK STELLA (American, b. 1936) Eskimo Curlew (3X), 1977 Enamel, oilstick and crushed glass on corrugated aluminum 5
FRANK STELLA (American, b. 1936)Eskimo Curlew (3X), 1977Enamel, oilstick and crushed glass on corrugated aluminum5...
Lot 64091
Auction 5146
Saturday, November 2, 2013
$317,000.00
FRANK STELLA (American, b. 1936) Island No. 10; New Madrid; Sabine Pass (Three works from the Benjamin Moore Series), 1...
FRANK STELLA (American, b. 1936)Island No. 10; New Madrid; Sabine Pass (Three works from the Benjamin Moore Series), 1... (Total: 3 Items)
Lot 65054
Auction 5167
Saturday, November 23, 2013
$6,875.00
FRANK STELLA (American, b. 1936) River of Ponds II (from Newfoundland Series: Working Proof), 1971 Lithograph in c
FRANK STELLA (American, b. 1936)River of Ponds II (from Newfoundland Series: Working Proof), 1971Lithograph in c...
Lot 70159
Auction 5215
Saturday, May 30, 2015
$5,250.00

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