Art: Expanding What Prints Can Do

Frank Stella's graphics take on the size and power of paintings

The American art world is full of young prodigies these days, none of them quite as convincing as its formerly young one, Frank Stella. It was in 1970 that Stella, at 33, became the youngest painter ever to be given a retrospective by New York City's Museum of Modern Art. To survive the envy and the scrutiny it brought, one needed the balance of a downhill racer, the skin of an alligator and the irony of Groucho Marx. Stella had all of these things....

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