On view through September 27, 2020

In conjunction with Frank Stella: Illustrations after El Lissitzky’s Had Gadya, the Tampa Museum of Art has organized Frank Stella: What You See, a pendant exhibition featuring works by Frank Stella in regional collections, including the Tampa Museum of Art’s permanent collection. The exhibition is inspired by Stella’s quote “What you see is what you see,” the artist’s famed description of his art as noted in a 1964 interview. The intimate selection of works provides an overview of Stella’s oeuvre from his exploration of minimal forms in the 1960s and 1970s, to the creation of lyrical multi-media compositions in the late 1990s. Frank Stella: What You See presents a snapshot view of one of today’s most influential living artists.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Cabin, Ahab, and Starbuck from the series Moby Dick Domes, 1989

Frank Stella (American, b. 1936). Etching, aquatint, and relief engraving. 78 ½ x 58 ¼ x 8 inches. The Haskell Collection. © 2020 Frank Stella / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Fanattia from Imaginary Places, 1995

Frank Stella (American, b. 1936). Etching, engraving, relief, lithograph, stampling, woodcut, and mezzotint on white TGL handmade, hand colored paper, metalized silver foil. AP 10. 58 ¼ x 44 ¾ x 2 inches. The Haskell Collection. © 2020 Frank Stella / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Polar Coordinates VIII, 1980

Frank Stella (American, b. 1936). Offset lithograph and screenprint in colors with silver glitter on arches. Edition 32 of 100. 41 ¾ x 41 ½ inches. The Haskell Collection. © 2020 Frank Stella / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Sinjerli Variation Squared with Colored Ground III, 1981

Frank Stella (American, b. 1936), Lithograph and serigraph. 40 x 40 inches. Artist’s proof IX. Tampa Museum of Art, Museum Purchase, 1986.002. © 2020 Frank Stella / Artists rights Society (ARS), New York.