Artwork of the Week: June 7

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Frank Stella (American, born 1936), La penna di hu, mixed media on etched magnesium, aluminum, and fiberglass, 1987–2009. Gallery 1

Frank Stella (American, born 1936), La penna di hu, mixed media on etched magnesium, aluminum, and fiberglass, 1987–2009. Gallery 1

For La penna di hu, or “The Peacock Feather,” Frank Stella employed cages and frames that allow the viewer to look through the work, unlike the experience of viewing more traditional sculptures. He also designed the work to be hung on a wall. Stella believes that if a work of art functions pictorially and “floats” on the wall, it should be considered a painting because the experience of looking at it is comparable to viewing something two-dimensional. Be sure to visit Gallery 1 and see this stunning new addition to the collection.


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