Initially influenced by the work of the abstract expressionists, Frank Stella subsequently rejected the movement in favour of more radical forms. In 1960 Stella presented his first series of aluminium paintings at Leo Castelli, causing the first upset in a long history of experiments that saw him tackling minimalism, post-painterly abstraction, and public art. This book examines Stella’s life and career in the context of the contemporary art world, featuring works from his recent blockbuster museum exhibitions as well as landmark works from throughout his career.
Andrianna Campbell is a doctoral candidate in the department of art history at the City University of New York Graduate Center. Kate Nesin is an associate curator at the Art Institute of Chicago. Lucas Blalock is an artist based in New York. Terry Richardson is a fashion and portrait photographer based in New York.