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Hardcover, 9.5 x 11.5 in. / 240 pgs / 150 color.

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Forthcoming

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Catalog: FALL 2024 p. 23   

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ISBN 9791254632192 TRADE
List Price: $39.95 CDN $56.95 GBP £34.99

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WORLD

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Florence, Italy
Palazzo Strozzi, 09/27/24–01/26/25

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Helen Frankenthaler: Painting without Rules

Edited by Douglas Dreishpoon.

Helen Frankenthaler: Painting without Rules

A sweeping overview of poetic compositions from the beloved American postwar painter known for her groundbreaking and inventive approach to abstraction

Celebrated among the second generation of postwar American abstract painters, Helen Frankenthaler played a pivotal role in the transition from Abstract Expressionism to Color Field painting. Active for more than six decades, Frankenthaler emerged on the American art scene with a no-rules approach to painting, protean imagination and improvisational skills that reshaped the narrative not only for women artists but for the genre itself. With her innovative soak-stain technique, Frankenthaler explored a new relationship between color and form, expanding the potential of abstract painting in ways that continue to inspire artists today. Working with color, space, abstraction and poetry, Frankenthaler distinguished herself through her unique ability to combine technique, imagination, research and improvisation, expanding her practice beyond established canons in the pursuit of a new freedom in painting.
Painting without Rules is an ambitious presentation of the poetic abstractions of one of the most significant American artists of the 20th century. It examines Frankenthaler’s artistic affinities, influences and friendships by interweaving paintings created between 1953 and 2002 with select works by some of her contemporaries including Robert Motherwell, Kenneth Noland, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko and Anne Truitt.
Helen Frankenthaler (1928–2011) was born in New York. She studied art under Rufino Tamayo, Paul Feeley and Hans Hofmann. Her first critical success was with Mountains and Sea (1952), which was emblematic of her soak-stain technique in which paint was absorbed directly into the canvas. She was included in Clement Greenberg’s landmark 1964 exhibition Post-Painterly Abstraction. The term “Color Field painting” was first coined to describe her work.


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Helen Frankenthaler: Painting without Rules

HELEN FRANKENTHALER: PAINTING WITHOUT RULES

Marsilio Arte

ISBN: 9791254632192
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Pub Date: 12/3/2024
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Helen Frankenthaler: Painterly Constellations

HELEN FRANKENTHALER: PAINTERLY CONSTELLATIONS

Walther König, Köln

ISBN: 9783753301310
USD $45.00
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Pub Date: 9/13/2022
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