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Mountains and Sea, 1952

Helen Frankenthaler (American, 1928-2011)


© 2008 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc.; used with permission

Helen Frankenthaler (American, 1928-2011). Mountains and Sea, 1952. Oil and charcoal on canvas. 86 5/8 x 117 1/4 in. (220 x 297.8 cm). On extended loan to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

© 2008 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc.

To read a full review of Action/Abstraction..., as seen by art critic Beth Gersh-Nesic at the Jewish Museum, please see "Critical Mass: Homage to Clement Greenberg and Harold Rosenberg."

About the Show:

Action/Abstraction: Pollock, de Kooning, and American Art, 1940-1976 is the first major U.S. exhibition in 20 years to rethink Abstract Expressionism and the movements that followed. Over fifty key works by 32 artists--among them Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Hans Hoffman, Helen Frankenthaler and Mark Rothko--are displayed from the perspectives of rival art critics Clement Greenberg and Harold Rosenberg, both of whom wrote extensively on the New York School.

Scheduled Venues:

The Jewish Museum, New York City: May 4-September 21, 2008
Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri: October 19, 2008-January 11, 2009
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York: February 13-May 31, 2009

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