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Frank Stella

[American Minimalist Painter and Sculptor, born in 1936]

• Relationships: Studied under Hans Hofmann.
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Original works by Frank Stella available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteDallas Museum of Art, Texas   NEW!
(There is a "Download" link for zooming in on some works, but confusingly this may take a while to become active)

Notable SiteFine Arts Museums of San Francisco   NEW!
Many works online

Notable SiteGuggenheim Museum, New York City
2 works online

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
Damascus Gate (Stretch Variation III), 1970

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!

Notable SiteMuseum of Modern Art, New York City
Includes biographical information about the artist

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Includes a biography of the artist

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Works from the Kenneth Tyler Collection of international prints

Notable SiteNelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Missouri
Swan Engraving Blue, 1983 (Zoom)

Notable SiteNorton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California

Notable SitePeggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice   NEW!

Notable SiteSan Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Notable SiteFrank Stella at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.

Notable SiteTate Gallery, London, UK

Notable SiteThe Phillips Collection, Washington D.C.
2 works online

Notable SiteWetmore Print Collection at Connecticut College
Great reproductions of 9 prints

Notable SiteWhitney Museum of American Art, New York City

Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts

Akron Art Museum, Ohio   NEW!
(Click on the "View objects by this artist" link)

Allen Art Museum at Oberlin College, Ohio
Agbatana III

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Arthur Ross Gallery at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Die Fahne Hoch, 1967

Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University, Illinois
7 works online (Note that this site opens each work in a new window)

Brauer Museum of Art at Valparaiso University, Indiana

Brighton & Hove Museums, England

Brooklyn Museum, New York City

Brooklyn Museum/Luce Center for American Art, New York City
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Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences, Charleston, West Virginia

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
Botafogo II

Currier Gallery of Art, New Hampshire
Yellow Journal, State I, 1982

David Winton Bell Gallery at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

Dayton Art Institute, Ohio
Wolfeboro II, 1966

Folkwang Museum, Essen, Germany (in German)  

Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
Basra Gate II (Protractor Series)

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.   NEW!

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Kawamura Memorial Museum of Art, Japan (in Japanese)  

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
etology (C29, 1X), 1990

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
The Prophet (D16, 2X), 1990

Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland
Alphabetically under "S"

Los Angeles County Museum of Art   NEW!

Lowe Art Museum at the University of Miami, Florida
Le Neveu de Rameau, 1974

Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest

MacKenzie Art Gallery, Saskatchewan

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota
5 works online

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, Texas

National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Works from the Gemini G.E.L. prints online catalogue raisonné

North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh
Raqqa II, 1970

Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida
Yazd II (Khurasan Gate Stretch Variation), 1968

Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma
The Spirit - Spout, 1988

Philadelphia Museum of Art   NEW!

Pomona College Museum of Art, California
Click on "View objects by this artist"

Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey

San Antonio Museum of Art, Texas
Double Scramble, 1968

San Diego Museum of Art, California   NEW!

Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, Nebraska
Ciezowa II

Frank Stella at the Smithsonian Archives of American Art, Washington D.C.
Page from Stella's sketchbook, 1966-67

Frank Stella at the Smithsonian Archives of American Art, Washington D.C.

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid
(Images are zoomable; click on the "expand" icon below the detail image)
Untitled, 1966

Van Abbemuseum, Netherlands
Effingham I, 1967

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Connecticut
Sinjerli Variation IV

Walker Art Center, Minnesota

Wichita Art Museum, Kansas

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Smithsonian American Art Museum National Art Inventories
List of works nationwide from two sources: the Inventory of American Paintings Executed before 1914 and the Inventory of American Sculpture (only a few percent of listings have an accompanying image)

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Art Signature Dictionary   NEW!

Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteWorld Visit Guide (formerly Insecula)

Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)  
(a welcome screen is displayed for a couple of seconds before the search results appear)

Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

Mary Ann Sullivan's Digital Imaging Project
Prinz Friedrich von Homburg, Ein Schauspiel, 3X

PBase Photo Sharing
(Tip: Set the image size to "original" to see photos at their highest resolution)
Darabjerd III, 1967

USC Annenberg School for Communication

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Miscellaneous Sites:
Howard Tullman's Art Collection

Profile of the artist, specifically in reference to the influence of Hans Hofmann

Repository of Abstract Art

The Fine Arts Conservancy, Florida
Interesting before-and-after examples of artwork restorations

The Legacy Project
"A gathering place for people interested in the enduring legacies of the many violent traumas of the 20th century"
The Polish Village Series

The Legacy Project
"A gathering place for people interested in the enduring legacies of the many violent traumas of the 20th century"
Exhibit of The Polish Village Series

UBS Financial Services Art Collection

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Frank Stella  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia
Biographical info

Named as one of "The 10 Most Expensive Living Artists"

Cigar Aficionado
Rings of Art
Frank Stella, one of the most renowned artists of the late twentieth century, has been using cigar smoke as an inspiration

The Art Story

The New York Observer
"It's Ugly, Drafty, Ghastly: Stella's Work in a Garage", article by Hilton Kramer

The New York Observer
"Frank Stella, Rank Amateur, in an Overhyped New Show", article by Hilton Kramer

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Flash presentation of 15 works, including Stella's Zeltweg, 1981
(click "explore 15 works" when you get past the intro)

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Interactive Flash feature: Frank Stella and the Anderson Collection

The Charlie Rose Interview Show (PBS)
Stella participates in a 1996 discussion about Abstraction

"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
Look Inside Books:Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.            
Search Inside Books:Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.
Note: Some "Search Inside" features are limited to people signed in to an account which has previously made a purchase at Amazon.
search inside

Working Space

look inside

Frank Stella's Moby-Dick: Words and Shapes


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