Lot 107
  • 107

Helen Frankenthaler

50,000 - 70,000 USD
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  • Helen Frankenthaler
  • Heavenly Twins 
  • oil on paper
  • 28 1/2 by 22 1/4 in. 72.4 by 56.5 cm.
  • Executed in 1959.


Gallery One, Toronto
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1988


New York, André Emmerich Gallery, Inc., Helen Frankenthaler, March - April 1960, illustrated in color on the announcement poster
Toronto, Gallery One, Helen Frankenthaler: Paintings of the 1950s - 1980s, July - August 1988, cat. no. 1, illustrated in color 


John Elderfield, Frankenthaler, New York 1988, p. 137, illustrated 

Catalogue Note

"Works on paper, such as The Joker from September 1959 and Heavenly Twins, probably from the winter, use the format developed in Las Mayas and Nude of an open, white interior 'body' with imagery within it, but do so in a more baldly graphic way."

John Elderfield, Frankenthaler, New York 1988, p. 137