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  • Provenance

    André Emmerich Gallery, New York
    Private Collection, Chicago
    André Emmerich Gallery, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    New York, André Emmerich Gallery, Helen Frankenthaler: New Works on Paper, May 10 - June 15, 1979

  • Catalogue Essay

    "Working on paper can even replace working on canvas for me, for periods of time...More and more, paper is painting."
    Helen Frankenthaler, 1983-84

  • Artist Biography

    Helen Frankenthaler

    Helen Frankenthaler was one of the most influential members of the second generation of Abstract Expressionists and had a considerable impact on the transition from the prevailing New York School sensibilities to the subsequent Color Field style. Frankenthaler first achieved widespread praise for the opaque, floating fields of color of her 1952 painting Mountain and Sea, created using a technique that involved pouring thinned paint onto untreated canvases that had been laid on the floor of her studio. This so-called “soak-stain” technique was an acclaimed overture to Frankenthaler’s tireless experimentations with other styles and media throughout her career, including work in ceramics, sculpture, and printmaking.  

    Frankenthaler’s distinguished career has been widely celebrated since its beginnings. She was featured in the storied 1951 Ninth Street Show in New York as well as in Clement Greenberg’s 1964 Post-Painterly Abstraction exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Frankenthaler co-represented the United States at the 33rd Venice Biennale in 1966 and received the National Medal of the Arts in 2001.  

     
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PROPERTY OF AN IMPORTANT EAST COAST COLLECTOR

64

Untitled

signed "Frankenthaler" lower right
acrylic on paper
29 3/4 x 42 in. (75.6 x 106.7 cm.)
Painted in 1978.

Estimate
$60,000 - 80,000 

Sold for $87,500

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New York Auction 26 September 2018