Helen Frankenthaler


Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011) is one of the most revered and influential abstract artists of the 20th century. 

Frankenthaler immersed herself in experimental printmaking, working with lithography, etchings, woodcuts and screenprints. Printmaking was an essential component of her artistic practice. 

If we consider Frankenthaler's work as a printmaker as a whole, her success in this realm can be attributed to two frequent characteristics; her restraint and color choices. Frankenthaler's prints are frequently less gestural than her paintings, realized with a "lighter hand" with palettes more cohesive or gentle. 

"Un Poco M√°s‚ÄĚ evokes the¬†school of painting (Color Field) Frankenthaler¬†established, yet with a decidedly light touch. A¬†pale gray/blue¬†square of cloud hazily floats in the centre of the work, bordered on all four sides by the charcoal background. Three¬†drops¬†of color including tangerine, forest green, and caramel,¬†punctuate the centre. Beneath them a subtle blue stripe peaks out while below it an even larger¬†sash of¬†dark plum runs¬†parallel to the bottom border of the composition.¬†

While the work is unquestionably abstract, it also manifests the sensuality and the tension evocative of her best works with her superb eye for color.   

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"Un Poco M√°s"

USA, 1987

Lithograph on Arches paper 

Signed, dated and numbered in pencil by the artist

From an edition of 60

27.25"H 37.25"W (sheet)

31.5"H 41"W (framed)

Framed with plexiglass

Printed and published by Ediciones Polígrafa, S.A., Barcelona.

Very good condition

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