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Helen Frankenthaler
SHORTHAND
Estimate
300,000400,000
LOT SOLD. 362,500 USD
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270
Helen Frankenthaler
SHORTHAND
Estimate
300,000400,000
LOT SOLD. 362,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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Helen Frankenthaler
1928 - 2011
SHORTHAND
signed; signed, titled and dated Sept - 1975 twice on the reverse
acrylic on canvas
83 1/2 by 68 3/4 in. 209.5 by 174.6 cm.
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Provenance

André Emmerich Gallery, Inc., New York
Acquired by the present owner from the above in February 1976

Catalogue Note

"A really good picture looks as if it's happened at once. It's an immediate image. For my own work, when a picture looks labored and overworked, and you can read in it—well, she did this and then she did that, and then she did that—there is something in it that has not got to do with beautiful art to me. And I usually throw these out, though I think very often it takes ten of those over-labored efforts to produce one really beautiful wrist motion that is synchronized with your head and heart, and you have it, and therefore it looks as if it were born in a minute."
--Helen Frankenthaler in Barbara Rose, Frankenthaler, New York, 1975, p. 85

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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