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  • Design Credit: Lucy Harris Studio, Photo Credit: Francesco Bertocci. Dimensions: H 29 in. x W 21 in.
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Helen Frankenthaler
Untitled (Harrison 11)

1967

$20,000

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Helen Frankenthaler Untitled (Harrison 11), 1967 Silkscreen on Arches double-weight watercolor paper Edition 23/100 signed and numbered in graphite 23/100 lower front with Chiron Press' distinctive blind stamp lower left This iconic Frankenthaler image is featured on the artist's foundation website under the category of "Helen Frankenthaler Foundation New Education Initiatives". It is also featured in the Frankenthaler catalogue raisonne of graphic works. Elegantly floated and framed in hand made museum frame with UV plexiglass. Color silkscreen on Arches double-weight watercolor paper. Printed by Maurel Studios, New York. Published by the artist and Chiron Press, New York, with the blind stamp lower left Catalogue Raisonne Reference: Harrison, 11 Measurements: Framed 29 inches vertical by 21 inches horizontal by 2.25 inches (depth) Artwork: 25.5 inches vertical by 18 inches horizontal Another example of this work is featured in the exhibition entitled "Helen Frankenthaler: Un Poco Más (A Little More" from February 12 – August 28, 2022 at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University and in the exhibition "At One Stroke: Prints by Helen Frankenthaler" at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 2020.

Details

  • Creator
    Helen Frankenthaler (1928, American)
  • Creation Year
    1967
  • Dimensions
    Height: 29 in. (73.66 cm)Width: 21 in. (53.34 cm)Depth: 2.25 in. (5.72 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
    A bright strong impression in very good condition other than gentle waviness (see photo).
  • Gallery Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1745210458792

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About the Artist

Helen Frankenthaler

Prolific and pioneering painter Helen Frankenthaler said it was “a combination of impatience, laziness and innovation” that drove her to thin her paints with turpentine so that they would seep into the fabric of an unprimed canvas. Her breakthrough in the early 1950s led the way for a spellbinding new style of painting that would come to be known as Color Field.

Although Color Field is often considered a strain of Abstract Expressionism, Frankenthaler’s work differed from the gestural “Action Painting” that typified the paintings of artists like Willem de Kooning and Lee Krasner. Her vast and immersive expanses of color created at a fearless scale captivated art critics and greatly influenced her peers including Morris Louis and Kenneth Noland.

Frankenthaler knew from an early age that she wanted to be a painter. The youngest daughter of a New York State Supreme Court justice, she grew up on Manhattan’s Park Avenue and as a child delighted in the little ways color and form revealed themselves, whether dribbling red nail polish in a sink full of water or drawing her steps from the Metropolitan Museum of Art to her family’s apartment. As a student at Bennington College, her rare vision was enriched by the mentorship of painter Paul Feeley, who gave her lessons in Cubism. After dabbling in art history at Columbia University, she rented a studio downtown and befriended rising New York art stars like Jackson Pollock and Robert Motherwell, whom she later married.

Characterized by “direct, exuberant gestures,” the Abstract Expressionist technique was all about gusto, and Frankenthaler had it in spades. One of the few women of this era to garner widespread critical acclaim, Frankenthaler had a significant impact on the mid-20th-century art world. She exhibited in the high-profile 1951 Ninth Street Show and, in 1957, she appeared in a Life magazine spread on women artists photographed by Gordon Parks. In 1960, the Jewish Museum held her first major museum show, a retrospective of her 1950s work. A 1969 solo exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art further introduced Frankenthaler to the broader art world.

While Frankenthaler remains best known for bold, expressive “soak-stain” paintings such as Mountains and Sea (1952), she worked across diverse media for decades, with forays into woodcutting, drawing and printmaking that also pushed boundaries. She also taught at Harvard, Yale and Princeton, fostering generations of artists. She died in 2011.

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