Author(s): Helen Frankenthaler
This sublime set of notecards showcases ten of artist Helen Frankenthaler's luminous Abstract Expressionist paintings from the 1960s. These expressive fields of brilliant colour are as evocative today as when they were first created.
Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011) was one of the most influential American artists to arise from the mid-twentieth century and her innovative staining technique helped to shape the second generation of the abstract expressionist movement. After major retrospectives at the Jewish Contemporary Museum, the Whitney Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Frankenthaler's work gained significant recognition both within the art world and with the general public. Apart from painting, Frankenthaler also worked in sculpture, ceramics and printmaking, and her oeuvre is the subject of three monographs. Institutions that have recently exhibited her work include the Jeanie Tengelson Gallery at the Art League of New York, Turner Contemporary (England), and Leslie Sacks Fine Art (Los Angeles).