• What Red Lines Can Do (Harrison 22), 1970
  • What Red Lines Can Do (Harrison 22), 1970
  • What Red Lines Can Do (Harrison 22), 1970
  • What Red Lines Can Do (Harrison 22), 1970
  • What Red Lines Can Do (Harrison 22), 1970

    What Red Lines Can Do (Harrison 22), 1970

    Helen Frankenthaler

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    Screenprint in colors on Arches handmade paper

    Signed, dated, and annotated from edition of 75 +24 AP


    38 3/4 × 26 in 98.4 × 66 cm

    What Red Lines Can Do, 1970 is a series of 5 screenprints released by Helen Frankenthaler, one of the most influential second generation abstract expressionists.

    An example of this series is the MoMA permanent collection.

    Very good condition.  Not framed. 

    "What concerns me when I work, is not whether the picture is a landscape, or whether it's pastoral, or whether somebody will see a sunset in it. What concerns me is – did I make a beautiful picture?"

    Helen Frankenthaler

    Frankenthaler's signature technique, known as "soak staining," revolutionized the application of paint. Instead of building layers on a canvas, she thinned her paints and poured them directly onto unprimed fabric. The paint soaked into the canvas, creating luminous washes and unexpected interactions between colors. This innovative approach blurred the line between figure and ground, emphasizing the inherent beauty of paint itself.