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10 Artists to Watch This November

An art-world rock star in his youth, Frank Stella gained international attention while still in his 20s for his minimal, stunningly economical black paintings, composed of bands of paint—whose width was dictated by the width of the picture’s frame—placed in taut geometric alignments. Now, over 50 years later, the artist is experiencing a major late-period resurgence, with a retrospective of his life’s work eagerly anticipated as on the new Whitney building’s first shows. As warmup for that major event, Stella will present a show of new work at Boesky—his first since signing with the gallery this spring—that will present the dynamic sculptural works he now creates as a mode of painting in three dimensions, including one monumental piece that promises to drop a few critical jaws.