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Frank Stella
“Tahkt-I-Sulayman Variation II,” (1969) “Firuzabad III,” (1970), and “Botafogo,” (1975) suggest multiple levels of depth and meaning.

Stella became the one of the few artists to be featured in two major retrospectives at The Museum of Modern Art: one in 1970 and one in 1987. Throughout the 70s and 80s, he continued to reinvent himself, making a wild departure from his Minimalist roots to explore sculptural forms using explosive colors.

Of late, Stella’s work has remained within the three-dimensional realm; his latest sculptures (which he refers to as paintings, saying, ''A sculpture is just a painting cut out and stood up somewhere.’’) abandon the brazen color, but still maintain an explosive quality (continued)

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“We revere Hofmann, as Pollock did and Rauschenberg does, for proving that the straightforward manipulation of pigment can create exalted art.”-Frank Stella
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