Helen Frankenthaler at Gagosian Beverly Hills

Gagosian Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of paintings by Helen Frankenthaler.

The exhibition comprises eighteen canvases by Frankenthaler from a twenty-five year time span, selected to reveal how the renowned abstract painter articulated the relationship between drawing and color during this period. In her pioneering work of the 1950s, inspired by Jackson Pollock, Frankenthaler had poured both linear tracks and spreading areas of thinned paint onto unprimed canvas. She continued with this approach in the early 1960s, but with a difference: in paintings like Pink Field (1962), broad areas of color combine with linear elements so narrow as to seem drawn, resulting in canvases with no sense of division between the drawn and the painted. In such works as Parade (1965), she set aside the landscape association that had aided the cohesion of the earlier work for an abstract parade of colored lines and areas. The contours of these areas, vividly contrasted against white canvas, look as much drawn as do the narrow, cursively shaped lines of paint.

Start Date

September 16, 2016

End Date

October 29, 2016


10:00 AM - 06:00 PM


Gagosian Gallery, 456 North Camden Dr, Beverly Hills, CA

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