47. Helen Frankenthaler

47. Helen Frankenthaler

The artists who power the $1m+ market
The artists who power the $1m+ market

47. Helen Frankenthaler (1928–2011)

POST-WAR, b. New York, USA

Helen Frankenthaler. Photo: Jack Mitchell/Getty Images

Power Rank: 67

Value and supply

Auction totals

Price confidencePrice momentumAverage lot Price
Percentage of lots sold above low estimateChange in average lot value 2022 to 2023 (H1)Average lot value over the period 2018–23

Sotheby’s private sales

(2018 to H1 2023)
Private sales valueSold lotsAverage price

Bidders by region

Bidders by age

Top 10 artworks sold at auction

(2018 to H1 2023)
1Royal Fireworks1975Sotheby's New York29 Jun 2020$7.9m
2Dream Decision1976Sotheby's New York19 Nov 2021$5.9m
3Circe1974Sotheby's New York19 May 2022$4.8m
4Carousel1979Sotheby's New York28 Oct 2020$4.7m
5Off White Square1973Phillips New York7 Dec 2020$3.7m
6February's Turn1979Christie's New York12 May 2022$3.5m
7Black Touch1965Sotheby's New York18 May 2023$3.4m
8Genuine Blue1970Christie's New York13 May 2023$3.3m
9Earliness1972Christie's New York13 May 2023$3.1m
10Head of the Meadow1967Phillips New York2 Jul 2020$3m

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