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Gagosian Quarterly

October 4, 2016

helen frankenthalerline into color, color into line

Line into Color, Color into Line: Helen Frankenthaler, Paintings, 1962–1987, currently on view at Gagosian Beverly Hills, comprises eighteen canvases by Frankenthaler from a twenty-five year time span, selected to reveal how the renowned abstract painter articulated the relationship between drawing and color during this period. To mark the occasion, Gagosian and the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation are pleased to bring you this video of rare archive footage of Frankenthaler on the subject of line and color.

Video © Gagosian. Film credits: Helen Frankenthaler, interviewed by Nancy Miller, Frankenthaler’s East 83rd Street studio, New York, 1977. Courtesy Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Videographer: Chris Crossman; Helen Frankenthaler speaking at Hunter College, April 28, 1965. Courtesy Helen Frankenthaler Foundation Archives, New York; Helen Frankenthaler speaking at Duke University, November 2, 1983. Courtesy Helen Frankenthaler Foundation Archives, New York; Frankenthaler in her East 83rd Street studio working on Rapunzel (1974), April 1974. Photo: Edward Youkilis. Courtesy Helen Frankenthaler Foundation Archives, New York; Special thanks to the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, New York, especially Elizabeth Smith and Sarah Haug; All artwork by Helen Frankenthaler © 2016 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. All words by Helen Frankenthaler © 2016 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc.

Frankenthaler

Frankenthaler

John Elderfield and Lauren Mahony discuss Helen Frankenthaler and her work from 1959 to 1962.

John Elderfield and Elizabeth Smith

John Elderfield and Elizabeth Smith

John Elderfield and Elizabeth Smith discuss the paintings of Helen Frankenthaler on the occasion of Helen Frankenthaler: Composing with Color, Paintings 1962–1963.

Helen Frankenthaler: Sea Change

Helen Frankenthaler: Sea Change

Elizabeth Smith, executive director of the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, and curator John Elderfield discuss a decade of Frankenthaler’s work on the occasion of her first exhibition of paintings in Rome.

Helen and High Water

Helen and High Water

John Elderfield shares part of his lecture, prepared on the occasion of the exhibition Abstract Climates: Helen Frankenthaler in Provincetown. 

Helen Frankenthaler at the Clark Art Institute

Helen Frankenthaler at the Clark Art Institute

Phyllis Tuchman on the critical role of scale in Frankenthaler’s art practice.

After Frankenthaler: An Interview with Katy Siegel

After Frankenthaler: An Interview with Katy Siegel

Art historian Katy Siegel discusses her recent exhibition at the Rose Art Museum and publication “The heroine Paint”: After Frankenthaler with Gagosian’s Alison McDonald.

Jeff Wall: The World as It Appears

Jeff Wall: The World as It Appears

The artist speaks with David Rimanelli about his newest works, the physicality of photography, and the persistence of certain motifs throughout his career.

Baselitz: Devotion

Baselitz: Devotion

Georg Baselitz speaks with Sir Norman Rosenthal on the subject of his latest work. The two discuss these paintings, all depictions of self-portraits by artists from the past and present, and what it means to pay homage.

Katharina Grosse: Mumbling Mud

Katharina Grosse: Mumbling Mud

We take a visual tour through Katharina Grosse’s Mumbling Mud and the installation process behind it as the artist discusses the effects of the work’s merging of built and painted space.

Zeng Fanzhi on Cézanne, Morandi, and Sanyu

Zeng Fanzhi on Cézanne, Morandi, and Sanyu

Zeng Fanzhi speaks about curating the exhibition Cézanne, Morandi, and Sanyu at Gagosian, Hong Kong, and the connections between the three artists’ works. Interview by Jin Jing.

Before and After the Fall

Before and After the Fall

Richard Calvocoressi examines the trajectory of pre- and postwar German and Austrian art from the 1930s through the mid-1950s, revealing how the events leading up to and following World War II affected this generation of artists.

Piero Golia: Intermission Paintings

Piero Golia: Intermission Paintings

Andrew Berardini reflects on Piero Golia’s Intermission Paintings, relics from the first phase of the artist’s three-part sculptural performance The Comedy of Craft.