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Frank Stella: What You See Is What You See

FROM 29/09/2021 TO 17/10/2021

Frank Stella

What You See is What You See

29th September - 17th October 2021

Private View 28th September – please contact for your invitation.



The exhibition will take place at 41-43 Maddox StreetW1S 2PD and will continue at Shapero Rare Books, 105 New Bond Street W1S 1DN

Launching their new Maddox Street Gallery, Shapero Modern will hold the first comprehensive UK exhibition of Frank Stella works since 2013. 

The exhibition covers the period 1967 to 2001, showing the progression of Stella’s prolific career. The Shapero Modern show is a survey of Frank Stella’s prints and works on paper bringing the experimentation in his printmaking, his love of colour and his enduring relationship with abstraction to a new audience. 

Gallery Director Tabitha Philpott-Kent, comments, This exciting move for Shapero Modern solidifies the gallery as a distinct entity from our Rare Books counterpart. While we continue to work closely together, the Maddox Street space provides the opportunity to present a bold new exhibition programme. Our opening exhibition of works by Frank Stella offers the rare chance to explore this highly renowned artist. 

Stella, whilst prominent as both an abstract painter and sculptor, also made major contributions to the history of modern print and no biography or survey of the artist would be complete without acknowledging this rich side of his artistic practice. Stella himself commented ‘the prints are in all of my work’. 

It was, however, Stella’s collaboration with the master printer and publisher Kenneth Tyler that produced one of ‘the great partnerships in modern American Art’. Tyler and Stella first began to print together in 1967, at Gemini G.E.L in Los Angeles, and later at Tyler Graphics LTD in New York. Tyler became such an intrinsic part of Stella’s print work that when Tyler Graphics LTD shuttered its doors in 2001, Stella stopped making prints altogether. 


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