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.
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.
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 discuss the paintings of Helen Frankenthaler on the occasion of Helen Frankenthaler: Composing with Color, Paintings 1962–1963.
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
Phyllis Tuchman on the critical role of scale in Frankenthaler’s art practice.
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.
The Parameters of Perception
Michael Craig-Martin and Jeffrey Sturges in conversation on Tom Wessselmann’s Standing Still Lifes.
Jenny Saville on Willem de Kooning
In 2013, the exhibition Willem de Kooning: Ten Paintings, 1983–1985 explored the legendary artist’s late work. For the catalogue accompanying the presentation, Jenny Saville spoke on the gestures and elemental elegance of these paintings.
With preparations underway for an exhibition in London, Glenn Brown sat down with author Hari Kunzru to discuss the process behind Brown’s artmaking, the idea of the copy, and surprising overlaps between creating visual and literary works.
Richard Phillips on Tom Wesselmann
Tom Wesselmann: Standing Still Lifes closes this week at Gagosian New York. In this text, Richard Phillips speaks with Jason Ysenburg about the impact of the exhibition. A video about the exhibition and the artist’s studio practice accompanies the text.
Robert Pincus-Witten on Brice Marden
In honor of Robert Pincus-Witten, we share an essay he wrote in 1991 on Brice Marden’s Grove Group.
Work in Progress
With preparations underway for a London exhibition, we visit the artist’s studio.
Zeng Fanzhi: The Early Years
Gladys Chung investigates the formative stages of this artist’s career.