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Helen Frankenthaler

Giant Step

Monumental Item

Estimate:

1,200,000

to
- 1,800,000 USD

Helen Frankenthaler

Helen Frankenthaler

Giant Step

Giant Step

Estimate:

1,200,000

to
- 1,800,000 USD

Lot sold:

2,440,000

USD

Helen Frankenthaler

1928 - 2011

Giant Step


signed and dated 1975 on the reverse

acrylic on canvas

93 by 159 in. 236.2 by 406.4 cm.

framed: 94 1/2 by 160 1/2 in. 240 by 407.7 cm.

This work is in excellent condition overall. Please contact ctpdaysale@sothebys.com for the professional report prepared by Elizabeth Estabrook from Amann + Estabrook Conservation Associates. Framed.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

André Emmerich Gallery, New York
Judith Selkowitz Fine Arts, Inc., New York
Corporate Collection (acquired from the above in 1980)
Christie's, New York, 12 November 2003, Lot 356
Acquired from the above sale by the present owner
Art International/Art Spectrum, Vol. XX/2-3, February - March 1976, p. 63
John Elderfield, Frankenthaler, New York 1989, p. 267, illustrated in color
Katy Siegel, Ed., "The Heroine Paint:" After Frankenthaler, New York 2015, pp. 164-165, illustrated in color
Martha Buskirk, "Subversive Color at the Rose Art Museum," Hyperallergic, 30 May 2015, illustrated in color

New York, André Emmerich Gallery, Helen Frankenthaler: New Paintings, November - December 1975, n.p., illustrated in color
Bennington College, Suzanne Lemberg Usdan Gallery, Helen Frankenthaler Recent Paintings, 1975-1978, April - May 1978, n.p., illustrated in color 
Waltham, Brandeis University, Rose Art Museum, Pretty Raw: After and Around Helen Frankenthaler, February - June 2015
New York, Gagosian Gallery, Chamberlain, Frankenthaler, Heizer, Kiefer, Stella, August - October 2015
New York, Yares Art, Helen Frankenthaler: Selected Paintings, March - May 2019, p. 37, illustrated in color
San Francisco, Berggruen Gallery, Helen Frankenthaler: Paintings, September - December 2019, pp. 48-49, illustrated in color