Frank Stella in Saatchi & Saatchi Lobby
Saatchi & Saatchi, the infamous ad agency that gave us the “I Love New York” campaign, have their New York Headquarters on lower Hudson- which could be considered South Greenwich Village. Viewable from the street, several large Frank Stella pieces adorn their lobby. I’ve entered before, and depending on the guard of that day, you may be allowed to take photos.
Influenced by Jackson Pollock and Abstract Expressionism, Stella is one of the most well-regarded postwar American painters who is still painting today. He has been producing work for over five decades, and has reinvented his work year after year. He is known for his abstract shapes and colors, and has lived in New York City since the 1950s.
The agency was of course headed by world renowned art collector, Charles Saatchi and his brother, before being forced out in 1995. It can be argued that Saatchi himself can make or break an artist or movement, collecting heavily, and most famously promoting the Young British Artists, or YBAs, in the late 90s.
Almost as impressive as the Stellas, is nearby Jacques Torres Chocolate Haven, the smell of it alone makes me gain 5 lbs. Make sure to try the hot chocolate!
Who: Frank Stella
What: several works
Where: Saatchi & Saatchi lobby, 375 Hudson Street