HELEN FRANKENTHALER | UNTITLED
1928 - 2011
signed and dated '81; signed on the reverse
acrylic on canvas
Canvas: 16⅜ by 17⅛ in. (41.5 by 43.5 cm.)
Framed: 17½ by 18¼ in. (44.5 by 46.4 cm.)
This work is in very good condition overall. There is potential minor discoloration to the canvas, visible upon close inspection. There are textural shifts throughout inherent to the artist's chosen media. Under ultraviolet light, there is no evidence of restoration. Framed without glazing.
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The Estate of Nathan Kolodner (gift of the artist)
André Emmerich Gallery, New York
Sotheby's, New York, 27 February 1990, Lot 126
Private Collection, São Paulo (acquired at the above sale)
Almeida e Dale Galeria de Arte, São Paulo
Acquired from the above by the present owner
"One has the feeling that her pictures are an environment into which we look, and, in a similar way, that it is an environment, a place, where she has been."
- E.A. Carmean in Exh. Cat., New York, Museum of Modern Art (and traveling), Helen Frankenthaler: A Paintings Retrospective, 1989, p. 8