circle cities

mpls inst of art concept

Go ahead and get loopy at your next dinner soirée. (Yep, painter Frank Stella got his money's worth out of that protractor from trig class.) In his mural-like masterpiece Tahkt-I-Sulayman Variation II at the Mia, Stella celebrates aerial views of concentric cities with colors galore. Just as cities stack higher and spread wider in rings, so too these plates create chromatic towers that traipse across the landscape (especially if you don't do your dishes).