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Helen Frankenthaler Prints: The Romance of a New Medium

Art Institute of Chicago

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The Abstract Expressionist artist is best known for her vivid large-scale paintings. Less well-known are the prints that Frankenthaler produced in the 1960s and ’70s at the renowned print workshop Universal Limited Art Editions (ULAE), founded and run by Tatyana Grosman. Featuring more than 50 prints, includings lithographs, aquatints, etchings and woodcut, that Frankenthaler produced in this period – including proofs that have never been shown in public before – this exhibition reveals another side of an artist enchanted by what she called ‘the romance of a new medium.’ Find out more from the Art Institute of Chicago’s website.

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First Stone, Helen Frankenthaler

First Stone (1961), Helen Frankenthaler. © 2018 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/Universal Limited Art Editions (ULAE), West Islip, New York.

Solarium, Helen Frankenthaler.

Solarium (1964), Helen Frankenthaler. © 2018 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/Universal Limited Art Editions (ULAE), West Islip, New York.

Yellow Span, Helen Frankenthaler.

Yellow Span (1968), Helen Frankenthaler. © 2018 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/Universal Limited Art Editions (ULAE), West Islip, New York.

Savage Breeze, Helen Frankenthaler.

Savage Breeze (1974), Helen Frankenthaler. © 2018 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/Universal Limited Art Editions (ULAE), West Islip, New York.

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