Helen Frankenthaler and David Smith: An Enduring Friendship
Helen Frankenthaler Foundation
April 3, 2019
Douglas Dreishpoon, Director of the Helen Frankenthaler Catalogue Raisonné and Michael Brenson, author of the forthcoming David Smith biography, discussed Frankenthaler and Smith’s special fifteen-year friendship, from 1950 to 1965.
Image: Helen Frankenthaler with David Smith at Frankenthaler’s West End Avenue apartment, 1956, in front of Mountains and Sea, 1952, oil and charcoal on unsized, unprimed canvas, 86 3⁄8 × 117 1⁄4 in. © 2019 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo © Burt Glinn / Magnum Photos
Helen Frankenthaler In Her Time And Now, lecture by Elizabeth Smith
The Kreeger Museum, Washington, D.C.
February 6, 2019
The program will consider the work of Frankenthaler as a second-generation Abstract Expressionist and her pioneering role in the development of the Color Field school, with a special focus on the painting Hurricane Flag as a key example of Frankenthaler’s work of the late 1960s and in context of the artist’s six-decade career.