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Helen Frankenthaler
HUG
Estimate
500,000700,000
LOT SOLD. 800,000 USD
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172
Helen Frankenthaler
HUG
Estimate
500,000700,000
LOT SOLD. 800,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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Helen Frankenthaler
1928 - 2011
HUG
signed and dated 78 on the reverse
acrylic on canvas
79 3/4 by 58 in. 202.6 by 147.3 cm.
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Provenance

Knoedler Gallery, London
Private Collection
André Emmerich Gallery, New York
Private Collection, New York (acquired from the above)
Sotheby's, New York, 20 November 1997, Lot 162
Acquired from the above sale by the present owner

Exhibited

London, Knoedler Gallery, Helen Frankenthaler, October - November 1978, illustrated in color

Catalogue Note

"It is the quality of light that is one...of many things that contribute to the magic of a picture, that makes you feel 'that's beautiful. That's got it.' And you know when something doesn't have it because by contrast it goes dead and doesn't work. It doesn't have that light. It doesn't have that je ne sais quoi."
Helen Frankenthaler

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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New York