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Frank Stella, American, b. Malden, Massachusetts, 1936

Acrylic and graphite on canvas, 77 X 77 1/4 IN. (195.6 X 196.2 CM.)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1966

Accession Number: 66.4762

Galerie Lawrence, Paris, to 11 March 1963
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 11 March 1963-17 May 1966
Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1966

Exhibition History:
LEO CASTELLI GALLERY, New York. John Chamberlain-Frank Stella, 16 October-7
November 1962.
CORCORAN GALLERY OF ART, Washington D.C. Twenty-Eighth Biennial
Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting, 18 January-3 March 1963, no.126.
INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.
The Atmosphere of '64, 1 May-1 June 1964.
THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, New York. The Responsive Eye, 23 February-25
April 1965, no. 105, ill. p.24. TOUR: CITY ART MUSEUM OF ST. LOUIS, St. Louis, MO, 20 May-20 June 1965; SEATTLE ART MUSEUM, Seattle, 15 July-23 August 1965; PASADENA ART MUSEUM, Pasadena, CA, 25 September-7 November 1965; THE BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART, Baltimore, MD, 14 December 1965-23 January 1966.
COLUMBUS MUSEUM OF ART, OH. "Optic Nerve: Perceptual Art of the 1960's" 16 February 2007 - 29 June 2007.

Published References:
FRIED, MICHAEL. "New York Letter," Art International, VI/9, 25 November 1962, p.
SEITZ, WILLIAM C. The Responsive Eye (New York: The Museum of Modern Art,
1965) p.24.
TILLIM, SIDNEY. "Optical Art: Pending or Ending," Arts Magazine, 39/4, January
1965, p.22.
SEITZ, WILLIAM C. "The Perceptual Art," Vogue, 15 February 1965, no.2, p.78.
HESS, THOMAS B. "You Can Hang It in the Hall," Art News, 64/2, April 1965, p.42.
PAVIA, PHILLIP. "Polemic on One-Eye Formats," Art News, 65/8, December 1966, p.
LIPPARD, LUCY. "Perverse Perspectives," Art International, XI/3, 20 March 1967,
OHFF, HEINZ. Revolution ohne Programm. (Gutersloh, Germany: Galerie der Neuen
Kunste, 1971) p. 130-1.
NEFF, JOHN HALLMARK. "How Contemporary is Modern?" Art News, 78/8, October
1979, p. 175.
RUBIN, LAWRENCE. Frank Stella Paintings 1958 to 1965: A Catalogue Raisonee (New
York: Stewart, Tabori & Chang Publishers, 1986) fig. 182, p. 170.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Formalist Abstraction