Helen Frankenthaler


Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011) is one of the most revered and influential abstract painters of the 20th century, in addition to being one of the most successful and collected female artists.

She was married to fellow painter Robert Motherwell from 1958-1971. During this period both artists produced some of their best works. They also immersed themselves in experimental printmaking. Frankenthaler worked with lithography, etchings, woodcuts and screenprints. 

This screenprint is a fantastic example of both her aesthetic and her work as a printmaker. It is a reminder of her mastery of negative space, her use of color, and shapes that may or may not be sexualized.

This piece is the most distinctive work from the "What Red Lines Can Do" portfolio. While its siblings are almost identical compositions with variations in color, this work which we've nicknamed "Gold Brush" has a dramatic swoop in ochre-gold. 

As an artist Frankenthaler had a curious relationship to color; at times her palettes are cohesive, others discordant and even confusing. We love this work for its simplicity - yet its conveys many of the characteristics found in her largest and most elaborate canvases. 

This work can be found in the permanent collection of the MoMA (New York City). 

Questions about this piece? Contact us or call +1.416.704.1720

"What Red Lines Can Do" (Gold Brush)

Signed, numbered and dated '70 by the artist.

From an edition of 75


USA, 1970

38.5"H 26"W (work)

Note: This work is sold unframed

Very good condition.

Literature: Harrison 24

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