Frank Stella Salta nel mio Sacco 1984

Artwork details

Artist
Frank Stella born 1936
Title
Salta nel mio Sacco
Date 1984
Medium Aluminium and oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Object: 3735 x 3250 x 390 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Janet Wolfson de Botton 1996
Reference
T07152
Not on display

Display caption

'Salta nel mio Sacco' is from a series of metal reliefs entitled 'Cones and Pillars' which Stella created in the mid 1980s. The individual reliefs were given titles from Italo Calvino's book of 'Italian Folktales'. Stella has commented that 'they have very much the spirit of the well-told folktale. They are very active, they're very fantasy-like, and they are very simple Ä even brutal Ä in the way that fairy tales are...I had the feeling that with a little bit of mental jockeying their forms could represent things. It wasn't hard to imagine them being a cat or a person'. The title, from a tale of the same name, means 'Jump into my Sack'.

August 2004

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