Another Correction

Earlier I suggested that Frank Stella is the Picasso of the last half of the twentieth century, and that what gives him such an high stature is his capacity for change. I was a little doubtful at the time, and now retract that reason. Change is not such an unusual thing. What is more important is what lies behind the changes in Stella’s art, namely enormous productive energy. Many artists also have that, but there are degrees—and degrees of quality in the result. It’s the good energy that counts. The comments on cubism in that post I stand behind. This is another version of a piece featured in an earlier post.

Frank Stella, The Grand Armada (IRS-6, 1.875X) 1988-89

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