Frank Stella

The Duel B, 2001

Acrylic on canvas
473 × 440 cm

The ‘Duel B’, 2001 by Frank Stella from ”Heinrich van Kleist” series.

The surface of this work is flat only in fact—the dynamic jumble of forms that have been spray painted, stenciled, and computer projected onto the canvas appear vividly three-dimensional:

“I always make the canvas deeper than ordinarily. When you stand directly in front of the painting it gives it just enough depth to hold it off the wall; you’re conscious of this sort of shadow, just enough depth to emphasize the surface.” – Frank Stella

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