Red Square
Artwork: Red Square
Size: 172.7 x 320.7 cm
Medium: Oil and crayon on sized, primed canvas
Creation year: 1959
Marks: Signed 'Frankenthaler' (lower right); signed again, titled and dated 'frankenthaler 'RED SQUARE' 1959' (on the stretcher)
Category: Paintings
Provenance: Gift of the artist to the present owner
Exhibition history: New York, The Jewish Museum, An Exhibition of Oil Paintings by Helen Frankenthaler, January-March 1960, n.p., no. 19; New York, Andre Emmerich Gallery, Helen Frankenthaler, March-April 1960; Bennington, Suzanne Lemberg Usdan Gallery, Bennington College, From the Collection: Selected Works from the Bennington College Permanent Collection, November-December 1987; Williamstown, Williams College Museum of Art, Selections from the Collection of Bennington College, June-December 1991; Bennington, Suzanne Lemberg Usdan Gallery, Bennington College, Frankenthaler: Sculpture, September-October 2007; New York, Gagosian Gallery, Painted on 21st Street: Helen Frankenthaler from 1950 to 1959, March-April 2013, pp. 105 and 136-137 (illustrated in color and installation view illustrated); Bennington, Suzanne Lemberg Usdan Gallery, Bennington College, Abstraction: Modernist Masters From the Bennington Collection, July-September 2014; Bennington, Suzanne Lemberg Usdan Gallery, Bennington College, Vital Curiosity, June-September 2017

Christie's New York

Date: 2018-11-15
Lot Number: 28C