This striking new book features 18 paintings by the renowned American abstract painter Helen Frankenthaler. Showcasing eighteen of Frankenthaler's paintings, dating from 1962 to 1987, this beautiful book highlights the diverse relationship between drawing and painting evident in the artist's work. The book includes color plates of all 18 works, as well as nine double-page spread details. Never-before-published documentary material appears throughout new and insightful texts by John Elderfield, Francine Prose, and Carol Armstrong. This book accompanies the 2016 exhibition of Frankenthaler's work at Gagosian Gallery Beverly Hills.
About the Author
John Elderfield was Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, from 2003 to 2008. American writer Francine Prose is the author of more than twenty fiction books and is the Distinguished Writer in Residence at Bard College. Art critic Carol Armstrong is a professor of History of Art at Yale University and a frequent contributor to October and Artforum.
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