Previous LotNext lot

Helen Frankenthaler (American, 1928–2011)
LOT ID: 74872
Flotilla, 2006

31 х 36.8 in. (78.74 x 93.47 cm.)
Signed, dated and numbered in pencil, lower right
Edition 120
Foundry/Publisher Naples Fine Art Museum, Florida, pub.
Lot description
"Flotilla" with its gorgeous greens and blues, exemplifies the abstract compositions that typify Frankenthaler's best work. The bravura printing requiring 73 different colors (and runs through the press) was done by Robert Blanton, of Brand X, Andy Warhol's former printer and the only screenprinter that Frankenthaler, who is known to be very exacting, will work with.
Helen Frankenthaler, (1928-2011) was an American artist who studied with Hans Hofmann in the 1950s, exhibiting soon after with the New York School Abstract Expressionist painters at the historic “9th St” Show. A distinctive member of the New York School, she is best known for pouring transparent layers of paint directly onto unstretched canvases. Like other Color Field painters, her method of post-painterly abstraction eliminated both the emotional expression and the gestural application of the Abstract Expressionist painters with veils and pools of poured pigment.
  • Condition Report
  • Shipping Information
  • Payment and Return Policies
Flotilla by Helen Frankenthaler
  • Flotilla by Helen Frankenthaler
  • Flotilla by Helen Frankenthaler
  • Flotilla by Helen Frankenthaler
  • Flotilla by Helen Frankenthaler
Alternate Views: 1 of 1
Share |
Add Helen Frankenthaler to My Artist Alert
Receive email alerts as soon as artists you follow are up for sale. Update your artist watch list any time.

Sales Results for Comparable Works

  • Helen Frankenthaler

    screenprint on paper
    (H 37, W 35.5) in.
    (94.0 x 90.2) cm.
    Ed. 63/126
    Sold for: US$6,875
    Thursday, April 26, 2012
    Lot 00244
  • Helen Frankenthaler

    Southern exposure
    color screenprint
    (H 30.5, W 37.0) in.
    (77.5 x 94) cm.
    Ed. 28/128
    Sold for: US$10,000
    Wednesday, January 25, 2012
    Phillips de Pury & Company New York
    Lot 00031
  • Helen Frankenthaler

    Southern Exposure
    (H 30, W 37) in.
    (76.2 x 94.0) cm.
    Ed. 74/128
    Sold for: US$10,200
    Sunday, June 7, 2009
    Los Angeles Modern Auctions
    Lot 00485
  • Helen Frankenthaler

    color screenprint
    (H 31.1, W 37.0) in.
    (79 x 94) cm.
    Ed. 47/120
    Sold for: US$6,480
    Thursday, June 4, 2009
    Swann Galleries
    Lot 00209
  • Helen Frankenthaler

    prints, serigraph / screenprint
    (H 31, W 37) in.
    (78.7 x 94.0) cm.
    Ed. 120
    Sold for: US$6,050
    Thursday, May 28, 2009
    artnet Auctions
    Lot 10086
artnet Auctions—Buy and sell art 24/7 worldwide. ©2014 Artnet Worldwide Corporation. All rights reserved. artnet® is a registered
trademark of Artnet Worldwide Corporation. Call for Assistance: US +1-877-388-3256, EU +49 (0)30 20 91 78 50