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  • Helen Frankenthaler working on a plate for Tales of Genji III at Tyler Graphics in Mount Kisco, NY © 2022 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York


    OK to Print Helen Frankenthaler at Tyler Graphics, Mount Kisco, NY, July 1994

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    • 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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Tales of Genji III

Woodcut in colors, on handmade TGL paper, the full sheet.
S. 46 3/4 x 41 5/8 in. (118.7 x 105.7 cm)
Signed and numbered 23/36 in pencil (there were also 14 artist's proofs), published by Tyler Graphics Ltd., Mount Kisco, New York (with their blindstamp), framed.

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$90,000 - 120,000 

Sold for $182,700

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 19 - 21 April 2022