A timely monograph, covering the landmark work and latest career developments of one of today's greatest living artists. "Stella now occupies a position similar to that of Kandinsky late in his career. He changed the history of art with his early work, but kept on moving." —The New York Times 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.
Frank Stella is an artist based in New York.
Kate Nesin is an Associated Curator for Contemporary Art at the Art Institute of Chicago, where she has organized exhibitions of Lucy McKenzie, Frances Stark and Christopher Wool amongst others. Formerly a Mellon Fellow at the Toledo Museum of Art, Dillon Nesin has also authored monographs on the work of Richard Serra (2008) Cy Twombly (2014), and contributed to many exhibition catalogues, including Jimmie Durham’s Various Items and Complaints at the Serpentine Gallery in London (2015).
Andrianna Campbell is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Art History at the CUNY Graduate Center, where she specializes in American art in the modern and contemporary period. Her doctoral research focuses on Norman Lewis and Abstract Expressionism. Alongside her scholarly research, she is the author of essays and reviews on contemporary art for Artforum, Art in America, and Frieze. In 2016, Campbell was a co-editor of Shift: A Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture and a special edition of the International Review of African American Art dedicated to Norman Lewis. She is the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards including the Dean K. Harrison Fellowship, the Preservation of American Modernists Award, the Library Fellowship from the American Philosophical Society, the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship at the Dia Art Foundation, the Dissertation Writing Fellowship at the New York Public Library and the CASVA Twelve-Month Chester Dale Fellowship from the National Gallery of Art for 2016-2017.
Terry Richardson is an American fashion and portrait photographer who has shot advertising campaigns for Marc Jacobs, Aldo, Supreme, |Tom Ford, and Yves Staint Laurent. He has also done work for magazines such as Rolling Stone, GQ, Vanity Fair, Vogue and Harper's Bazaar.
Lucas Blalock is a New York-based artist.