Helen Frankenthaler, at Gagosian
The work of the late, lyrical Color Field painter Helen Frankenthaler is always worth revisiting. A new show focuses on the work she made between the years of 1962 and ’63, when she “composed” purely with color, rather than line. The effect is of paint spilt in the most poetic way possible. Gravity has never looked better.
Helen Frankenthaler, Pink Lady, 1963. Acrylic on canvas. 84 x 58 in. © Helen Frankenthaler Foundation Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
“Composing with Color: Paintings 1962 – 1963” is on view from September 11 – October 18, at Gagosian Gallery, 980 Madison Ave.