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Helen Frankenthaler

Helen Frankenthaler
International Graphics & Pop Art Online auction

Lot # 010

Helen Frankenthaler
1928 - 2011 American

Guadalupe
Mixografia print on handmade paper 1989
signed and editioned H.C. 8/8
68 1/2 x 44 3/4 in  174 x 113.7cm

Provenance:
Acquired directly from the Mixografia Studio, Mexico City by the present Private Collection, Vancouver

Literature:
Pegram Harrison, Helen Frankenthaler: A Catalogue Raisonné, Prints 1961 - 1994, 1996, catalogue #164

Exhibited:
Mixografia Gallery, Los Angeles, Materiality, January 13 - March 3, 2018, same image

Helen Frankenthaler, a towering figure in American post-war art, is known for establishing the “soak stain” method of painting, whereby the canvas is laid horizontally on the floor and stained with heavily diluted oil paints. Championed by critic Clement Greenberg and associated with Abstract Expressionism in the 1950s, Frankenthaler’s influence sparked Colour Field painting in the 1960s, a movement characterized by expansive areas of colour and simplified compositions.

Guadalupe is part of Frankenthaler’s Mixografia series, which carries forward her pioneering interest in the physical reality of image creation. Using a range of materials from wax to plaster, Frankenthaler’s gestural application is set against the extensive background of suffused fields of colour, creating a space where chance and intention come together to form the work. For more information on Mixografia, please see lot 4.

This work is from an edition of 74, with 16 AP, 8 HC and 3 Proofs.

Please note: this work is unframed.

Estimate: $15,000 ~ $25,000 CAD

Sold For: $20,000.00 CAD (including buyer's premium)


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