Persistently experimental and courageous over some sixty years, Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011) produced an impressive oeuvre comprising unique paintings on canvas and paper, as well as ceramics, sculpture, tapestry, and especially printmaking. Her dedication to printmaking will be the focus of a conversation between Douglas Dreishpoon, Director of Helen Frankenthaler Catalogue Raisonné, Mark Pascale, Janet and Craig Duchossois Curator of Prints and Drawings at the The Art Institute of Chicago, and Ruth E. Fine, who, as the Curator of Modern Prints and Drawings at the National Gallery of Art, organized a retrospective of Frankenthaler’s prints in 1993-94.
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Image: Helen Frankenthaler, printed by Robert Blackburn, published by Universal Limited Art Editions. First Stone, 1961. ULAE Collection acquired through a challenge grant of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Dittmer; restricted gift of supporters of the Department of Prints and Drawings; Centennial Endowment; Margaret Fisher Endowment Fund. © 2018 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / Universal Limited Art Editions (ULAE), West Islip, New York.