As in Nature

Helen Frankenthaler Paintings

Alexandra Schwartz; With an essay by Christina Kee

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August 22, 2017
80 pages, 10 x 9
24 color illus.
ISBN: 9780300229288

Distributed for the Clark Art Institute

Out of Print

Helen Frankenthaler (1928–2011) was a pioneer of Abstract Expressionism and of the later Color Field movement. She found inspiration in nature, including the idyllic, wooded landscapes of the northeastern United States. This beautiful publication celebrates Frankenthaler and the extraordinary holdings of her work in the collection of the late William Louis-Dreyfus. An avid admirer of Frankenthaler, Louis-Dreyfus collected more than twenty of her paintings, most from the under-studied later decades of her career when she explored techniques of layering color. With beautiful illustrations of works from Louis-Dreyfus’s collection, as well as several from the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, this publication makes a significant contribution to the study of works from this later period in Frankenthaler’s illustrious career. 

Alexandra Schwartz is a New York-based independent curator and scholar of modern and contemporary art. 


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