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Helen Frankenthaler

"The Heroine Paint" After Frankenthaler

Catherine Corman | Posted 01.05.2017 | Arts
Catherine Corman

Further distancing herself from the proud desire to make self-consciously 'great work,' Frankenthaler embraced the concept of the accident, folding it into her practice, working with it and coming to rely on it, as she said, "so that the whole surface looks felt and born all at once."

Grace Hartigan: Works From 1960-65 at the X Contemporary Art Fair, Miami

John Seed | Posted 11.27.2016 | Arts
John Seed

Grace Hartigan, whose work played the range between abstraction and representation once told an interviewer: "Now as before it is the vulgar and the vital and the possibility of its transformation into the beautiful which continues to challenge and fascinate me."

CultureZohn: Helen and Company

Patricia Zohn | Posted 10.21.2016 | Arts
Patricia Zohn

For many years, women artists and writers did their best to keep up with the guys. When the feminist movement came along, they resented being lumped into a category that defined them as "women artists." Helen Frankenthaler, a painter who is having a seriously revitalized pop culture moment, was among those who also resisted this label.

Profiles in Conscious Aging: Photographer Christine Newman

Tara Fass | Posted 08.06.2016 | Fifty
Tara Fass

At Louse Point in the Springs neighborhood of East Hampton where the air practically sparkles, we meet for an end of the day swim. As women do when we feel safe with each other, we let our guards down as we share about our lives.

Artistic Women

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 03.02.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Cassatt focused on the private and social lives of women and children, often painting mothers and their children together.

Starting Out: 9 Abstract Painters 1958 -1971

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 08.26.2014 | Arts
Marcia G. Yerman

When I first walked into Starting Out: 9 Abstract Painters 1958-1971, I didn't immediately remember that the pristine space on Fifth Avenue was the site of an raucous opening I had attended decades ago for a 40th Anniversary Exhibition -- where Larry Rivers was present.

78 Hours on the Los Angeles Art Scene

Simon Watson | Posted 08.18.2014 | Arts
Simon Watson

Right off the plane, our first stop was a studio visit with painter Kour Pour, who this past February enjoyed a sold-out show at Untitled NY in New York's Lower East Side.

Channeling Modernist Ghosts and the Death Star

Simon Watson | Posted 06.28.2014 | Arts
Simon Watson

And in neighboring spaces are a 17-foot-high black wax-surfaced American flag sculpture that appears to be crashing through the gallery's floor and a poignantly solemn detail image of the riderless horse that led JFK's funeral procession.

Painted on 21st Street: Helen Frankenthaler Works at the Gagosian Gallery

MutualArt | Posted 06.01.2013 | Arts
MutualArt

It was 1950 when Helen Frankenthaler came back to New York after graduating from Bennington College. Frankenthaler set up a studio on East Twenty-First Street and wasted no time in stirring up the art world.

Artist Saturates Carpets, Makes Incredible Textural Paintings

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.07.2012 | Arts

Anna Betbeze's pigmented Flokati carpets don't look like anything you have ever seen before. They kind of resemble a muppet carcass, or perhaps a tie-...

Helen Frankenthaler as a One-Hit Wonder

David Galenson | Posted 03.05.2012 | Arts
David Galenson

Frankenthaler might appear as a classic example of a one-hit wonder, joining the long list of important artists whose career was dominated by a single early work.

Painters' Table: 21 Great Painting Posts from 2011

Brett Baker | Posted 03.02.2012 | Arts
Brett Baker

From the nearly 700 postsfeatured on Painters' Table in 2011, the following twenty represent a unique take on the state of painting in 2011.

Is Norton Simon Show A Big Lie?

Mat Gleason | Posted 06.09.2011 | Arts
Mat Gleason

The Norton Simon Museum has the best collection of art in Southern California. This is the last museum that should ever have to acquire modern and con...

Surface Truths -- Abstract Painting in the Sixties: This Artweek.LA (March 21-27)

Bill Bush | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Bill Bush

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Painters Painting: From Abstract Expressionism to Pop

Jane Chafin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jane Chafin

Imagine going back in time to an era in art history, talking to the artists themselves at work in their studios and hearing first-hand what their concerns, processes and influences are.

Your Child Could Not Have Painted That

Psychology Today | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

People occasionally look at paint splattered on a canvas in a gallery and say, "My child could have painted that." (Or, among eccentric pet-owners, "M...

Larry Rivers After Crossing His Delaware

Barbara Probst Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Barbara Probst Solomon

Larry was intellectual, literary, and one of the most brainy artists of his generation, but there was always the feeling in the art world that the more intellectual the artist, the less talented the painter.

CultureZohn: Ab Ex NY: A Contemporary Re-Telling of the Abstract Expressionist Tale Opens at MoMA

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Patricia Zohn

2010-09-30-rothpull.jpgOnce upon a time, a group of American artists fought to distinguish themselves from their European elders and peers. They took as their quest nothing less than re-inventing art.