Stella’s skill in conjuring a beautiful arrangement is clear when he uses few colors, as here:

Frank Stella, The Chapel (C-30 1X open) 1990

But it continues into the ultra complex pieces, as in this other version of the same work.

Frank Stella, The Chapel (C-30 2X) 1990

The openwork lattice at the bottom right corner of the previous version is here largely filled in and then painted, making another kind of transparency. This work is over the top complex, difficult to see and look at, but it holds together. A real achievement.

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