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New Work Exhibit Catalogue & Photography
Of the generation of painters who succeeded the Abstract Expressionists, Helen Frankenthaler is considered a major innovator in the technique of color-field painting.
Frankenthaler can still be described as an Abstract Expressionist in that she believes in the expressive value of the painterly gesture, and one of her most significant contributions to contemporary painting is her ability to fully convey the aqueous nature of her medium.
For her show at Knoedler & Company, New Work, we spent a week at her studio on the Sound in Stamford, Connecticut, documenting her work with a Sinar P2 4X5 view camera as her canvases lay wet on the floor.
We designed and published a full color catalogue of the exhibition that captured the freshness and vitality of her current work, and we were able to achieve reasonably faithful enough color renditions of these difficult-to-shoot canvases to please this highly articulate colorist.
Her favorite tennis shoes had more paint on them than a few hundred of her canvases and were a work of art in themselves.