RIP Helen Frankenthaler

There are no rules. Let the picture lead you where it must go.
(Helen Frankenthaler in a NY Times interview, 2003)

Helen in her NY studio, 1964. image:, image by alexander liberman. alexander liberman photography archive, research library, the getty research institute, los angeles, california. (2000.R.19) image © j. paul getty trust via art art art artist

 On December 27th at the age of 83, a great inspiration to me passed away. A founder of the school of colour field painting, an integral member of the mid century abstract expressionist New York art community, partner to the hugely influential painter and printmaker Robert Motherwell, and lover of paint just as it is, Helen Frankenthaler was truly awesome.

Gulfstream, 1963 by Helen Frankenthaler. photo:, photo john berggruen gallery | san francisco CA
Provincetown, 1961 by Helen Frankenthaler. photo -, photo john berggruen gallery | san francisco CA
Blue Atmosphere, 1963 by Helen Frankenthaler - photo:
Helen in the studio - photo:, Courtesy/Getty Images

Read more in Helen’s NY Times obituary, here.


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