MILAN – Frank Stella – painter, sculptor, father of minimalism – is a
record-setting artist. Born in Boston of Italian ancestry, he is the only
living artist who can boast two solo exhibitions at the MoMA in New York, where
his story began. In 1959, at only 23 years of age, four of his ‘Black
Paintings’ were included in the ‘Sixteen Americans’ exhibit of the MoMA.
Here is a passage from a recent interview that Stella gave to Alessandra Farkas
of Corriere della Sera. Recalling that first, fundamental
recognition at the MoMA, which Stella calls his ‘definitive license’ and
anointment as an artist, here is how he summed up his feelings in those days:
"It was like getting signed by Inter; such a prestigious team that would have guaranteed you an international career."
We are truly grateful to a great master like Frank Stella for linking Inter to
his work and a temple like the Museum of Modern Art in New York.