Helen Frankenthaler Flirt, 1995 Acrylic on paper, 60 ½ x 89 ½ in (153.7 x 227.3 cm) Helen Frankenthaler Foundation


God damn!! Would you look at that abyss of colors. Here, Frankenthaler tediously layers thin washes of paint to produce that deep streaky wall of stuff. I love all the colors here I love the way that violet runs down to the corner of the paper. Frankenthaler was also hugely influential in bridging abstract expressionism and color field painting, revolutionizing the field before artists like Mark Rothko painted their expanses of color.

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