Local History: Castellani, Judd, StellaExhibition

Local History: Castellani, Judd, Stella

Local History will take place concurrently in London and New York, opening at Dominique Levy’s space at the historic landmark 909 Madison Avenue on October 30. The exhibition captures a fleeting but profound moment of creative intersection in the careers of three exalted Post-war artists. Local History brings together rarely seen early works of the 1950s through early 1970s by Enrico Castellani, Donald Judd, and Frank Stella, and juxtaposes them with important later examples that reveal each artist's distinct evolution and the varying degrees of reverberation from their brief aesthetic collision in the 1960s. Local History has been organized by noted curator and art historian Linda Norden, with Peter Ballantine, who is regarded a leading expert in the work of Donald Judd and was one of the artist’s long-time fabricators. A book featuring an essay by Norden will complement the exhibition.

The exhibition coincides with AZIMUT/H: Continuity and Newness, on view at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice from September 20, 2014 to January 19, 2015, celebrating Azimut/h, the Milan gallery and eponymous review founded in 1959 by Enrico Castellani and Piero Manzoni. Castellani’s work is also featured in the major exhibition ZERO: Countdown to Tomorrow, 1950s–60s, on view October 10, 2014 through January 7, 2015 at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York.

 

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Selected Works

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  • DONALD JUDD

    Untitled (DSS 41)

    1963

    Cadmium red light oil on plywood

    19 1/2 x 45 x 30 1/2 inches (49.5 x 114.3 x 77.5 cm)

    © Judd Foundation. Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

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  • ENRICO CASTELLANI

    Trittico argento

    1966

    Acrylic, aluminum powder and polyvinyl acetate glue on shaped canvas with reliefs and hollows

    59 7/8 x 119 11/16 inches (152 x 304 cm)

    © 2014 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York /SIAE, Rome.

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  • ENRICO CASTELLANI

    Superficie nera

    1959

    Tempera on canvas

    15 3/4 x 19 11/16 inches (40 x 50 cm)

    © 2014 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York /SIAE, Rome.

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  • FRANK STELLA

    BAFT

    1965

    Alkyd on canvas

    90 x 108 inches (228.6 x 274.5 cm)

    © 2014 Frank Stella / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

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  • FRANK STELLA

    Ileana Sonnabend

    1963

    Metallic paint on canvas

    72.76 x 127.99 inches (184.8 x 325.1 cm)

    © 2014 Frank Stella / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

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  • ENRICO CASTELLANI

    Quadripolare (Superficie bianca)

    1971

    Acrylic on shaped canvas

    70 7/8 x 70 7/8 inches (180 x 180 cm)

    © 2014 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York /SIAE, Rome.

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  • ENRICO CASTELLANI

    Superficie angolare rossa

    1961

    Acrylic on canvas

    31 1/2 x 23 5/8 x 23 5/8 inches (80 x 60 x 60 cm)

    © 2014 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York /SIAE, Rome.

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  • ENRICO CASTELLANI

    Superficie rigata bianca e blu

    1963

    Canvas in relief

    27 13/16 x 39 3/8 x 2 3/4 inches (70.7 x 100 x 7 cm)

    © 2014 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York /SIAE, Rome.

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  • ENRICO CASTELLANI

    Spartito

    1969

    Sheets of paper, wood

    13 3/4 x 31 1/2 x 14 9/16 inches (35 x 80 x 37 cm)

    © 2014 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York /SIAE, Rome.

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  • ENRICO CASTELLANI

    Superficie bianca

    1964

    Acrylic on canvas

    39 3/8 x 31 1/2 inches (100 x 80 cm)

    © 2014 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SIAE, Rome.

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  • FRANK STELLA

    For Picabia

    1961

    Oil on canvas mounted on masonite

    11¼ x 22½ inches (28.5 x 57.1 cm)

    © 2014 Frank Stella / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

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  • FRANK STELLA

    5 Eldridge Street (Blue Horizon)

    1958

    Enamel and oil on canvas

    73 x 73 inches (185.4 x 185.4 cm)

    © 2014 Frank Stella / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

    Photo Credit: Andy Romer Photogrpahy. Courtesy The David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University, Gift of Lawrence Rubin.

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Publications

Selected Press

Art and Photography | Castellani, Judd, Stella - Dominique Lévy

December 28, 2014

How did I miss this? This exhibition opened on 13 October and I have only just picked up on it. An …

The New York Times | 3 Artists Exploring 3 Dimensions

December 18, 2014

Art would be a little better off if some museum would organize a good-sized exhibition representing …

World Sculpture News | A Transformative Period

November 30, 2014

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Wall Street Journal | Artist Frank Stella Continues to Provoke

November 4, 2014

Frank Stella has been around a long time: a working artist in New York since 1958 and a part of the …

The New York Times | At Galleries, Slices of Art History

October 23, 2014

Historical surveys are a popular mainstay among gallery owners. And now success appears to have multiple …

Glass Magazine | Local history – examining a pivotal intersection between three postwar artists

October 22, 2014

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Huffington Post | Beyond Frieze: Top 5 Satellite Events in London This Week

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Art on a Postcard | Love from Mayfair

October 14, 2014

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Apollo Magazine | London Diary: 13 October

October 13, 2014

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Blouin Artinfo | Enrico Castellani, One of Minimalism’s Fathers

October 7, 2014

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The New York Times | New Location, New Ambitions for Phillips

September 5, 2014

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