Sea Change: A Decade of Paintings, 1974–1983
Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 6pm
Gagosian senior curator John Elderfield and director Jason Ysenburg will lead a tour of the exhibition Helen Frankenthaler: Sea Change: A Decade of Paintings, 1974–1983 at Gagosian, Rome. Elderfield and Ysenburg will explore the important period in Helen Frankenthaler’s work that began in the summer of 1974, which was sparked by the changing appearance of the wide vistas and moving tides of the Long Island Sound. The show coincides with an exhibition of her work at the Museo di Palazzo Grimani in Venice on the occasion of the 58th Venice Biennale. To attend the free event, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited.
Installation view, Helen Frankenthaler: Sea Change: A Decade of Paintings, 1974–1983, Gagosian, Rome, March 13–July 19, 2019. Artwork © 2019 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Matteo D’Eletto, M3 Studio
Arts Funding and Donation
Helen Frankenthaler Foundation
New Education Initiatives
On November 30, 2018, the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation announced two new initiatives for arts funding: the Frankenthaler Scholarships, which will support graduate students of painting and of art history, and the Frankenthaler Prints Initiative, comprising gifts of selected prints by the artist to ten university-affiliated museums and grants to develop related programs. For more information, visit www.frankenthalerfoundation.org.
Helen Frankenthaler, Untitled, 1967 © 2018 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/Chiron Press, New York. Photo: Steven Sloman
Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 7pm
The Cultural Services of the
French Embassy, New York
Douglas Dreishpoon, John Elderfield, Joachim Pissarro, and Pat Steir will discuss the work of Helen Frankenthaler in relation to French art and culture.
Helen Frankenthaler, Jacob’s Ladder, 1957, Museum of Modern Art, New York, gift of Hyman N. Glickstein © 2017 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Celebrating Helen Frankenthaler
Saturday–Sunday, September 23–24, 2017
The Clark, Williamstown, Massachusetts
This weekend, The Clark will host a series of events celebrating Helen Frankenthaler, including Abstract Expressions: A Musical Exhibit in Four Parts, made possible in part by a grant from the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, and a public conversation about the artist's creative process, methods, and materials, with curator Jay A. Clarke, artist Clifford Ross, and Clark director Olivier Meslay. To attend the event, purchase tickets at www.clarkart.edu.
Helen Frankenthaler, Milkwood Arcade, 1963
© 2017 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Pittura/Panorama: Paintings by Helen Frankenthaler, 1952–1992
Pittura/Panorama: Paintings by Helen Frankenthaler, 1952–1992 marks the first time that Frankenthaler’s paintings have been exhibited in Venice since her inclusion in the 1966 Biennale as part of the US Pavilion. This video, including interviews with the show’s curator, John Elderfield; the chairman of the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Clifford Ross; and the Foundation’s executive director, Elizabeth Smith, provides viewers with an in-depth look at the fourteen paintings included in the exhibition.
Gagosian Quarterly Summer 2019
The Summer 2019 issue of Gagosian Quarterly is now available, featuring a detail from Afrylic by Ellen Gallagher on its cover.
Nature and Inspiration: Henry Moore at Houghton Hall
Sebastiano Barassi reflects on the centrality of nature in the work of Henry Moore—as form, material, inspiration, and site.
Behind the Art
Setsuko: Into the Trees
Setsuko takes Jean-Olivier Després on a tour of her exhibition of terra-cotta and enameled ceramics in Paris, explaining her passion for trees and describing her approach to painting.
The Bigger Picture
Children’s Arts Guild
Founded in 2010, the Children’s Arts Guild is using creative expression to empower young people in defining who they are and who they want to be. Guild co-founder Alexander Kopelman talks to Jennifer Knox White about the organization’s mission and future plans.
Edmund de Waal: psalm
The artist speaks about his two-part exhibition psalm, on view in Venice. He describes its connection to the history of the city and to notions of exile, and the profound cultural wealth that comes from migration.
Jeff Wall: The Space of Photography
Jeff Wall leads a tour through his most recent exhibition in New York.
Text by Richard Hell.
Visions of the Self: Jenny Saville on Rembrandt
Jenny Saville reveals the process behind her new self-portrait, painted in response to Rembrandt’s masterpiece Self-Portrait with Two Circles.
Marc Newson and Derek Blasberg
Marc Newson tells Derek Blasberg about his newest creations, explaining the backstory of these ornate works.
An exhibition at Gagosian, Paris, is raising funds to aid in the reconstruction of the Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris following the devastating fire of April 2019. Gagosian directors Serena Cattaneo Adorno and Jean-Olivier Després spoke to Jennifer Knox White about the generous response of artists and others, and what the restoration of this iconic structure means across the world.
Andy Warhol: Everything Is Good
Richard Hell writes about the “transcendentally camp” Pop artist, portraitist of daily life.