The Kunstmuseum Basel presents works by the American artist Frank Stella. Hosted by the Museum für Gegenwartskunst, the exhibition Frank Stella— Paintings & Drawings primarily features selections from the museum’s own exceptionally rich holdings of Stella’s art. It is curated by Anita Haldemann, curator and interim head of the Kunstmuseum Basel’s Kupferstichkabinett (Department of Prints and Drawings). The Kunstmuseum Basel’s main building remains closed for renovations and construction work until mid-April 2016. In 1959, a newcomer in his early twenties takes New York’s art scene by storm: the American Frank Stella (b. 1936). The sensational Black Paintings he creates that year, including Morro Castle, now in Basel, are radically abstract. Stella renounces

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