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Helen Frankenthaler

A Sculpture and a Selection of Works on Paper

June 17–August 27, 2021
Davies Street, London

Installation view Artwork © 2021 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

Installation view

Artwork © 2021 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

Installation view Artwork © 2021 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

Installation view

Artwork © 2021 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

Installation view with Helen Frankenthaler, New York X (1972–74) Artwork © 2021 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

Installation view with Helen Frankenthaler, New York X (1972–74)

Artwork © 2021 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

Installation view Artwork © 2021 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

Installation view

Artwork © 2021 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

Installation view Artwork © 2021 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

Installation view

Artwork © 2021 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

Installation view Artwork © 2021 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

Installation view

Artwork © 2021 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

Installation view with Helen Frankenthaler, Heart of London Map (1972) Artwork © 2021 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

Installation view with Helen Frankenthaler, Heart of London Map (1972)

Artwork © 2021 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

Works Exhibited

Helen Frankenthaler, Heart of London Map, 1972 Steel, 87 × 82 ½ × 25 inches (221 × 209.6 × 63.5 cm)© 2021 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Jeffrey Sturges

Helen Frankenthaler, Heart of London Map, 1972

Steel, 87 × 82 ½ × 25 inches (221 × 209.6 × 63.5 cm)
© 2021 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Jeffrey Sturges

Helen Frankenthaler, New York X, 1972–74 Acrylic on paper, 17 ½ × 19 ⅜ inches (44.5 × 49.2 cm)© 2021 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Helen Frankenthaler, New York X, 1972–74

Acrylic on paper, 17 ½ × 19 ⅜ inches (44.5 × 49.2 cm)
© 2021 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Helen Frankenthaler, Untitled, 1993 Acrylic on paper, 30 ¼ × 21 ¾ inches (76.8 × 55.2 cm)© 2021 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Helen Frankenthaler, Untitled, 1993

Acrylic on paper, 30 ¼ × 21 ¾ inches (76.8 × 55.2 cm)
© 2021 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Helen Frankenthaler, Untitled, 1994 Acrylic on paper, 29 ½ × 41 ½ inches (74.9 × 105.4 cm)© 2021 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Helen Frankenthaler, Untitled, 1994

Acrylic on paper, 29 ½ × 41 ½ inches (74.9 × 105.4 cm)
© 2021 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Helen Frankenthaler, Untitled, 1996 Acrylic on paper, 22 ⅜ × 30 inches (56.8 × 76.2 cm)© 2021 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Helen Frankenthaler, Untitled, 1996

Acrylic on paper, 22 ⅜ × 30 inches (56.8 × 76.2 cm)
© 2021 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Helen Frankenthaler, Untitled, 1997 Acrylic on paper, 36 × 30 ⅜ inches (91.4 × 77.2 cm)© 2021 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Helen Frankenthaler, Untitled, 1997

Acrylic on paper, 36 × 30 ⅜ inches (91.4 × 77.2 cm)
© 2021 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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Helen Frankenthaler, Heart of London Map, steel sculpture

Helen Frankenthaler: A Painter’s Sculptures

On the occasion of four exhibitions in London exploring different aspects of Helen Frankenthaler’s work, Lauren Mahony introduces texts by the sculptor Anthony Caro and by the artist herself on her relatively unfamiliar first body of sculpture, made in the summer of 1972 in Caro’s London studio.

Augurs of Spring

Augurs of Spring

As spring approaches in the Northern Hemisphere, Sydney Stutterheim reflects on the iconography and symbolism of the season in art both past and present.

Helen Frankenthaler, Cool Summer, 1962, oil on canvas, 69 ¾ × 120 inches (177.2 × 304.8 cm), Collection Helen Frankenthaler Foundation.

Building a Legacy
The Helen Frankenthaler Foundation on COVID-19 Relief Funding

The Quarterly’s Alison McDonald speaks with Clifford Ross, Frederick J. Iseman, and Dr. Lise Motherwell, members of the board of directors of the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, and Elizabeth Smith, executive director, about the foundation’s decision to establish a multiyear initiative dedicated to providing $5 million in covid-19 relief for artists and arts professionals.

A portrait of Betty Parsons surrounded by art.

Game Changer
Betty Parsons

Wyatt Allgeier pays homage to the renowned gallerist and artist Betty Parsons (1900–1982).

Helen Frankenthaler in her studio in Provincetown. Black and white image.

Abstract Climates: Helen Frankenthaler in Provincetown

Lise Motherwell, a stepdaughter of Helen Frankenthaler and vice president of the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, and Elizabeth Smith, executive director of the Foundation, recently cocurated an exhibition of the artist’s work entitled Abstract Climates: Helen Frankenthaler in Provincetown. Here they discuss the origin of the exhibition, the relationship between the artist’s work and her summers spent in Provincetown, and the presentations at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, in 2018, and the Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York, in 2019.

Helen Frankenthaler, Riverhead, 1963 (detail).

Frankenthaler

On the occasion of the exhibition Pittura/Panorama: Paintings by Helen Frankenthaler, 1952–1992, at the Museo di Palazzo Grimani in Venice, Italy, art historians John Elderfield and Pepe Karmel discuss the concept of the panorama in relation to the artist’s work. Their conversation traces developments in Frankenthaler’s approach to composition, the boundaries and conventions of abstraction, and how, in many ways, her career continually challenged established theories of art history.