Local History: Castellani, Judd, Stella - Lévy Gorvy

Local History: Castellani, Judd, StellaExhibitions

October 13, 2014 - January 17, 2015

Local History: Castellani, Judd, Stella

Local History will take place concurrently in London and New York, inaugurating the gallery’s new space at 22 Old Bond Street on October 13. 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.


Selected Works


    Superficie rossa


    Acrylic on canvas

    27 9/16 x 23 13/16 inches (70 x 60.5 cm)

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




    Stainless steel with red Plexiglas

    19 1/2 x 39 1/2 x 19 inches (49.5 x 100.3 x 48.3 cm)

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


    Concentric Square


    Acrylic on canvas

    8 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches (21 x 21 cm)

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


    Concentric Square


    Acrylic on canvas

    8 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches (21 x 21 cm) Acrylic on canvas

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


    Unpublished print (Over the Waves)


    Monoprint and pencil on graph paper, Unique

    17 5/16 x 85 13/16 inches (44 x 218 cm)

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


Selected Press

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

December 28, 2014

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The New York Times | 3 Artists Exploring 3 Dimensions

December 18, 2014

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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

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

October 23, 2014

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

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