Painted on 21st Street

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School
Abstract Expressionism (Second Generation)/Formalist Abstraction
Date
Accession Number
80.153
Provenance
The artist, New York, to 13 November 1980
Museum Purchase, 1980
Exhibition History
TIBOR DE NAGY GALLERY, New York. "Helen Frankenthaler," 12 November-3 December 1951.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "The Fifties: Aspects of Painting in New York," 22 May-21 September 1980, cat.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Purchases by the Hirshhorn Museum, 1974-1983," 15 September-17 November 1983, no cat.
THE WHITE HOUSE, Washington, DC. Extended loan to President and Mrs. Bush for display in the residence, August 2001-December 2008.
GAGOSIAN GALLERY, New York. “Helen Frankenthaler,” March-April 2013 [exact dates TBD].
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Masterworks from the Hirshhorn Collection," 9 June 2016-6 August 2017, no cat.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Manifesto: Art x Agency," 15 June 2019-31 January 2020.
Published References
[HOLLIDAY, BETTY]. "Reviews and Previews: Helen Frankenthaler," Art News, vol. 50 (November 1951), p. 48.
[BRACH, PAUL]. "Fifty-Seventh Street in Review: Helen Frankenthaler," Art Digest, vol. 26 (1 December 1951), p. 18.
LANDAU, ELLEN. "Aspects of the Fifties," Art Journal 40 (Fall/Winter 1980), fig. 16, p. 388.
SWEENY, LOUISE. "Light fantastic: Artist pours moods on canvas," Arlington Heights Herald (5 October 1980), n. p.
SMITH, ROBERTA. "Report from Washington: The '50 Revisited, Not Revised," Art in America 68/9 (November 1980), p. 47, colorpl. p. 48.
ELDERFELD, JOHN. Frankenthaler (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1989), ill. p. 32.
After "Mountains and Sea": Frankenthaler 1956-1959 (New York: Guggenheim, 1998).
Credit Line
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Museum Purchase, 1980
Artist
Helen Frankenthaler, American, b. New York City, 1928–2011
Medium
Oil, sand, plaster of paris, and coffee grounds on sized and primed canvas
Dimensions
69 1/8 × 97 in. (175.6 × 246.4 cm)
Data Source
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Type
Painting