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Helen Frankenthaler

There are no rules. That is how art is born, how breakthroughs happen. Go against the rules or ignore the rules. That is what invention is about. Helen Frankenthaler

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An American painter born of abstract expressionism, Helen Frankenthaler made a major contribution to the history of post-war American painting. She was born in Manhattan, New York in 1928 and will be a New Yorker at heart all her life. A student of the Mexican painter Rufino Tamayo and Meyer...

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Signed etching aquatint de  : Broome Street at Night
Broome Street at...
1987 Original etching, aquatint and drypoint in five colours, signed and dated in pencil by the artist. Publisher’s chop mark in the lower left corner... Pegram Harrison n° 122
Signed etching carborundum de  : Parets
1987 Original etching and carborundum, signed in pencil by the artist. Without
Original signed aquatint de  : Soho dreams
Soho dreams
1986 Original aquatint and drypoint, signed in pencil by the artist. 2RC Ed., Rome. Without
Original signed lithograph de  : Sudden Snow
Sudden Snow
1987 Original lithograph in 10 colors, signed in pencil by the artist. Ed. Tyler Graphics, New York. Drystamp from the publisher. Harrison n° 129

Catalogue(s) raisonné(s)

Catalogue(s) raisonné(s)
* Peinture : En cours de réalisation. * Catalogue de l'exposition Helen Frankenthaler Prints: 1961-1979, avec catalogue raisonné, Thomas Krens. Harper and Row et Williams College Ed., New York, 1980. * Frankenthaler: A Catalogue Raisonné, Prints, 1961-1994, Pegram Harrison and Suzanne Boorsch, Harry N. Abrams Publisher, New York, 1996. All the "catalogues raisonnés"

Bibliographic track & more

To read from or about the artist :
* Frankenthaler, Barbara Rose, Harry N. Abrams Publisher, New York, 1972 (ré-éd. 1975 et 1979).
* Catalogue d'exposition, Helen Frankenthaler : monotypes and drawings on proof, Andrei Emmerich Gallery, New York, 1981.
* Catalogue de l'exposition Frankenthaler: Works on Paper 1949-1984, Karen Wilkin, Ed. George Braziller et International Exhibitions Foundation, New York, 1984 (ré-éd. 1995).
* Catalogue de l'exposition Helen Frankenthaler. Monotypes and Graphics from the Workshop of Polígrafa (Barcelona, Spain), Steve Afif, interview par Karen Wilkin. Galeria Joan Prats, New York, 1988.
* Catalogue de l'exposition Helen Frankenthaler: Prints, Ruth E. Fine, Harry N. Abrams Publisher, New York, et National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1993.
* Frankenthaler. John Elderfield, Harry N. Abrams Publisher, New York, 1989 (ré-éd. 1990 et 1997).
* Catalogue de l'exposition Frankenthaler: The Woodcuts, Judith Goldman, Ed. George Braziller, New York, 1999.
* Catalogue de l'exposition Helen Frankenthaler: Prints and Proofs of the 1960s from the Artist’s Archive, Suzanne Boorsch. Craig F. Starr Gallery, New York, 2010.
* Helen Frankenthaler - Paper is painting, R. Saltonstall Mattison, Bernard Jacobson Ed., 2010.
* Line into Color, Color into Line: Helen Frankenthaler, Paintings 1962-1987, John Elderfield, Ed. Gagosian / Rizzoli, 2017.
* Abstract Climates: Helen Frankenthaler in Provincetown, Lise Motherwell et autres, Ed. Provincetown Art Association and Museum, 2018.

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  • + ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM / 1942-1957 / Archile Gorky, Mark Rothko, Clifford Still, Adolph Gottlieb, Franz Kline, Ad Reinhardt, Philip Guston, Kenneth Noland, etc.
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