Work / Film

The Post-painterly Abstraction of Frank Stella

“Its posture is not romantic. Its method is not improvisational. It’s a more classical, more controlled art, that in a certain sense reacted against the “action” conception of abstract expressionism, and against what by the late 50s had come to be a great deal of very bad painting made in abstract expressionism’s name."

A stylish young Frank Stella in a 1972 interview. This video is a benchmark in the way great artists can describe, compare and criticize their own works.