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Mary, Mary
Print made in 1990
106.7 cm X 81.3 cm
Edition of 72
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Artist
Helen Frankenthaler
Title
Mary, Mary
Dimensions
106.7 cm X 81.3 cm
Year made
1990
Material
Screenprint and offset lithograph incolours, on wove paper
Description
signed in pencil, numbered from the edition of 72

Perhaps one of the most influential female Abstract Expressionists, Helen Frankenthaler made the colour staining process one of her signature techniques over the course of her career. Whereas other Abstract Expressionists such as Jackson Pollock or Mark Rothko would use a primed canvas and drip paint onto this, Frankenthaler would instead lather the un-primed canvas with paint and allow it to soak in before proceeding to create the piece. This became known as the Colour Fielding or 'Soak and Stain' technique and inspired a future of generation of artists to experiment with pre-treatment of canvases.…

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