Period & Style
An overview from curator Elsa Smithgall for the exhibition Stella Sounds: The Scarlatti K Series, on view June 11—Sept. 4, 2011.
The eight recent sculptures from Frank Stella's (b. 1936) Scarlatti Kirkpatrick Series—swirling, multicolored polychrome forms with coiled steel tubing armatures—are dynamic evocations of the colorful sounds and rhythms of Domenico Scarlatti's harpsichord sonatas.
Stella Sounds: The Scarlatti K Series is organized by The Phillips Collection.