Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Stella Towers over Minnetonka

I noticed a Frank Stella painting had been reproduced on the water tower behind Famous Daves. I was curious, I wondered why. The answer was on the Minnetonka web site. This is [art of a public project to promote the 100 Anniversary of the Minneapolis Art Institute. There are other similar towers around the Twin Cities. I remember my first viewings of Stella art in the 70s. He was often popular for his very decorative patterns shapes and colors which had mass appeal. He was criticized for the same reasons. Still he pushed the edges of painting and sculpture a bit, but not too much. Then in later 70s he broke out with some very dynamic 3 dimensional pieces.


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