At One Stroke: Prints by Helen Frankenthaler

Exhibition Info
Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building
Curators
Kristina Murray, Teen Programs Coordinator

PAFA Youth Council
In a gift from the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, PAFA presents a set of prints and additional works by Helen Frankenthaler from PAFA's permanent collection.

The Helen Frankenthaler Foundation gifted PAFA a number of prints as part of their  "Frankenthaler Prints Initiative" for university-affiliated museums. Ten museums were chosen to receive ten prints and five to ten related proofs. Former National Gallery of Art curator, Ruth Fine, acted as an advisor for these gifts. These prints, along with other Frankenthaler works from PAFA's permanent collection, will be on view at PAFA's Frances M. Maguire Gallery in an exhibition curated by the PAFA Youth Council

Helen Frankenthaler (19282011) whose career spanned six decades, has long been recognized as one of the great American artists of the twentieth century, widely credited for her pivotal role in the transition from Abstract Expressionism to Color Field painting. Her work is represented in the collections of major museums worldwide and has been the subject of numerous national and international exhibitions and substantial publications.  

Select Featured Works

Helen Frankenthaler (1928–2011), [Untitled], 1967
Untitled, 1967,
Ed. 6/100 Four color screenprint, 25 3/4 x 17 7/8 in.
Gift of Helen Frankenthaler Foundation New York, 2019.17.1
© 2019 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / Chiron Press, New York Photograph by Kevin Ryan, courtesy Helen Frankenthaler Foundation
Helen Frankenthaler (1928–2011), Deep Sun, 1983
Deep Sun, 1983
AP 2/16 Twenty-two color etching, soft-ground etching, aquatint, spitbite aquatint, drypoint, engraving, and mezzotint, 30 x 40 1/2 in.
Gift of Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, New York, 2019.17.12
© 2019 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / Tyler Graphics Ltd., Bedford Village, New York Photograph by Kevin Ryan, courtesy Helen Frankenthaler Foundation
Helen Frankenthaler (1928–2011), Geisha, 2003
Geisha, 2003
HC I/III
Twenty-three color woodcut, 38 1/4 x 26 1/2 in.
Gift of Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, New York, 2019.17.17
© 2019 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / Pace Editions, Inc., New York Photograph by Kevin Ryan, courtesy Helen Frankenthaler Foundation