Helen Frankenthaler Foundation

Exhibitions

Current

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Helen Frankenthaler, Cool Summer, 1962, oil on canvas, 69 3/4 x 120 inches (177.2 x 304.8 cm). © 2018 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Abstract Climates: Helen Frankenthaler in Provincetown

Provincetown Art Association and Museum, MA

July 6 - September 2, 2018

Helen Frankenthaler spent more than a decade of summers living and working in Provincetown following her marriage to Robert Motherwell in 1958. This exhibition presents paintings she created there between 1950 and 1969. From intimately scaled works to large canvases that reference the sea and landscape of Provincetown, it offers a new perspective on this aspect of her oeuvre.

 

Organized by PAAM, the exhibition will travel in an expanded version to the Parrish Art Museum, in Water Mill, New York, from August 4 – October 27, 2019.

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Helen Frankenthaler, Grasses, 1992, acrylic on canvas, 45 1/2 x 83 1/2 inches, 115.6 x 212.1 cm (unframed) © 2018 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Rob McKeever. Courtesy Gagosian.

Critical Dictionary. In Homage to G. Bataille

Gagosian Gallery, Paris

June 1 - July 28, 2018

The exhibition puts into question the hierarchies and chronologies of art history by grouping classical sculpture, postwar vanguard painting, and key contemporary works, by artists Louise Bourgeois, Joe Bradley, Alberto Burri, Dan Flavin, Helen Frankenthaler, Duane Hanson, Donald Judd, Wassily Kandinsky, Anish Kapoor, Rene Magritte, Paolo Schiavo, Guido Reni, Frank Stella, and Mary Weatherford as a chitcheri sakwa, a clan shrine made in Togo circa 1900, and a Roman sculpture from the second century.

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Helen Frankenthaler, Milkwood Arcade, 1963, acrylic on canvas, 86 1/2 x 80 3/4 inches (219 x 203 cm). © 2018 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

The Water Lilies. American Abstract Art and the last Monet

Musée de l'Orangerie, Paris

April 13 - August 20, 2018

This group exhibition focuses on the precise moment when the works of Claude Monet were rediscovered and the New York School of Abstract Expressionism was first being recognized abroad. Included is a selection of some of Monet’s later works and around twenty major paintings by American artists including Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Philip Guston, and Helen Frankenthaler.

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Helen Frankenthaler, First Stone, 1961, working proof 2, 5 color lithograph, 22 x 30 inches. © 2018 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / Universal Limited Art Editions, West Islip, New York.

Helen Frankenthaler Prints: The Romance of a New Medium

The Art Institute of Chicago, IL

April 20 - September 3, 2018

This exhibition features over fifty of Frankenthaler’s prints from her two decade collaboration with Universal Limited Art Editions (ULAE), during which she produced images that reveal her enchantment with what she called “the romance of a new medium.” A comprehensive selection of lithographs, etchings, aquatints, woodcuts and never-before-displayed proofs illustrate the artist’s working method and demonstrate Frankenthaler’s unwavering passion for printmaking.

Upcoming

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Helen Frankenthaler, Star Gazing, 1989, acrylic on canvas, 71 ½’’ x 144 inches. © 2018 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Peindre la Nuit (Paint the Night)

Centre Pompidou Metz, France

October 13, 2018 - April 15, 2019

This group exhibition brings together historical figures and contemporary artists for whom the night and nighttime are inspiration for their work. With painting as a focus, the show includes photography, video art, and installations, offering conceptual parallels to music and literature.