The New School Celebrates the installation of Frank Stella's Deauville

Stella will be on hand for a private reception at The New School's Tishman Auditorium, 63 Fifth Avenue, on Monday, February 27 at 6 pm


The New School celebrates the installation of Frank Stella's Deauville, a monumental 45-foot painting from the artist's 1970s Race Track series. The most significant single gift ever given to The New School Art Collection, Deauville grew out of the artist’s interest in horseracing and is named after Deauville, a French seaside resort in Normandy known for its racetrack. It is one of only two monumental paintings from Race Track (the other, Agua Caliente, is housed in the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art).

Comprised of concentric bands of color that evoke movement and landscape, the shaped painting has an architectural presence that is complementary to the venue it which it’s housed. Deauville also reflects The New School’s focus on innovation and experimentation; pared down and purged of extraneous gesture, the work pushed beyond the language of abstract expressionism that was prevalent in New York during the 1950s.


Frank Stella is one of the most important living American artists. A painter and printmaker, he is noted for his work in the areas of minimalism and post-painterly abstraction. Stella lives and works in New York.

Beth Rudin DeWoody, the host of the event, is a New School trustee and member of The New School Art Committee.


Monday, February 27, 2017 at 6-7:30 pm.


Tishman Auditorium at The New School's University Center, 63 Fifth Avenue.

TICKETS This is not a public event. Members of the media should rsvp with Scott Gargan at or 212.229.5667 x 3794.

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Media Contact:

Scott Gargan, The New School
212.229.5667 x 3794

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