Helen Frankenthaler Prints: Seven Types of Ambiguity
Helen Frankenthaler Prints: Seven Types of Ambiguity celebrates the generous gift of ten prints and five related trial proofs from the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation to the Princeton University Art Museum. Spanning five decades and more than a dozen distinct technical processes, these works represent the continuous and generative role of printmaking in Frankenthaler’s oeuvre while also tracing the ascendance of the American Print Renaissance and the emergence of a critical discourse for abstraction in the latter half of the twentieth century. Featuring approximately fifty works in total, the exhibition draws the prints from the Foundation’s gift into conversation with additional works variously focusing on Frankenthaler’s compositional language, working process, collaborations, evocations of place, and historical referents, revealing the vitality of the artist’s work in prints throughout her remarkable career.
Relevant research areas: North America, 20th Century, Contemporary, Relief printing[ssba]
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