helen frankenthaler (1928-2011)

in admiration of one of my favorite artists
helen frankenthaler 
1928-2011

‘the landscapes were in my arms as i did it.’

-helen frankenthaler

helen frankenthaler | mountains and sea | oil and charcoal on canvas | 1952

national gallery of art | washington, DC

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helen frankenthaler | mountain storm | oil on canvas | 1955

sold for US$511,500 | sale 1301 lot 26 | christie’s new york | 11 november 2003

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helen frankenthaler | jacob’s ladder | oil on canvas | 1957

museum of modern art (moma) | new york, NY

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helen frankenthaler | saturn revisited | acrylic on canvas | 1964

sold for US$662,500 | sale 2048 lot 2 | christie’s new york | 12 november 2008

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helen frankenthaler | glow II | acrylic on canvas | 1968

sold for US$622,400 | sale 1835 lot 165 | christie’s new york | 17 may 2007

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helen frankenthaler | chairman of the board | synthetic polymer paint and felt tip marker on canvas | 1971

museum of modern art (moma) | new york, NY

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helen frankenthaler | nature abhors a vacuum | acrylic on canvas | 1973

national gallery of art | washington, DC

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helen frankenthaler | leveling | acrylic on canvas | 1973

sold for US$698,500 | sale NO8792 lot 171 | sotheby’s new york | 10 november 2011

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helen frankenthaler | cloud harbor | acrylic on canvas | 1974

sold for US$601,000 | sale NO8364 lot 242 | sotheby’s new york | 15 november 2007

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helen frankenthaler | nadir rising | acrylic on canvas | 1974

sold for US$769,000 | sale NO8442 lot 242 | sotheby’s new york | 15 may 2008

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helen frankenthaler | royal fireworks | acrylic on canvas | 1975

sold for US$818,500 | sale 2481 lot 711 | christie’s new york | 9 november 2011

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helen frankenthaler | springscape | acrylic on canvas | 1975

sold for US$578,500 | sale 2220 lot 225 | christie’s new york | 11 november 2009

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helen frankenthaler | warming trend | acrylic on canvas | 2002

kemper museum of contemporary art | kansas city, MO

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