Helen Frankenthaler Foundation

Exhibitions

Current

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Helen Frankenthaler, Winter Figure with Black Overhead, 1959, oil on sized primed canvas, 84 x 53 inches, (213.4 x 134.6 cm). © 2018 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Surface Work

Victoria Miro Gallery, London

April 11 - May 19, 2018

This international, cross-generational exhibition is a celebration of women artists who have shaped and transformed, and continue to influence and expand, the language and definition of abstract painting. Works from the era of Abstract Expressionism will be represented by artists such as Helen Frankenthaler, Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell and Hedda Sterne, alongside more recent works by artists ranging from Elizabeth Murray and Mary Heilmann to Rita Ackermann and Mary Weatherford. 

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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, 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, 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.