On View at the de Young: Frank Stella: A Retrospective
On view at the de Young Museum, Frank Stella: A Retrospective is an expansive presentation surveying the career of this towering figure in post-WWII American art. Fifty works including paintings, reliefs, sculptures and maquettes will be displayed, representing Stella’s prolific output from the late 1950s to the present day. This is the first comprehensive U.S. presentation devoted to the artist since 1970.
About Frank Stella
Stella first burst into the New York art world in 1959, at the age of 23, when four of his Black Series (1958-1960) paintings were included in the group exhibition Sixteen Americans at the Museum of Modern Art. In the following six decades, he has remained one of the most important and influential figures in the evolution of modern art. Stella anticipated and pioneered many of the explosive changes in the art world, and remains an enduring figure of both critical and popular attention, as well as controversy.
As part of the exhibition, Das Erdbeben in Chili [N#3] (The Earthquake in Chile) (1999) – one of Stella’s largest works, measuring 12 x 40.5 ft. – is installed in Wilsey Court. Frank Stella: A Retrospective is at the de Young after a premiere at the Whitney Museum in New York and a showing at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas, and is on view in San Francisco through Feb. 26, 2017.
Buy Tickets to Frank Stella
Visit deyoungmuseum.org to learn more about the exhibition and purchase tickets. Tickets to Frank Stella: A Retrospective include same-day general admission to the Legion of Honor in Lincoln Park. Groups of 10 or more have access to priority booking, discounted tickets, and private tours. Learn more.
Frank Stella, Harran II, 1967. Polymer and fluorescent polymer paint on canvas, 120 x 240 in (308.4 x 609.6 cm). Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. Gift, Mr. Irving Blum, 1982. © 2016 Frank Stella / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York