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The Bay, 1963

  • Helen Frankenthaler, American, 1928-2011

Acrylic on canvas

  • Unframed: 80 3/8 × 82 1/8 × 7/8 inches (204.2 × 208.6 × 2.2 cm)
  • 81 3/4 × 83 3/4 × 1 3/8 inches (207.6 × 212.7 × 3.5 cm)

Founders Society Purchase with funds from Dr. and Mrs. Hilbert H. DeLawter

65.60

Signed, lower right: Frankenthaler

The artist

(Andre Emmerich Gallery, New York, New York, USA)

1965-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

20th Century American Painting. Exh. cat., Grand Rapids Art Museum. Grand Rapids, 1967, no. 70. Elderfield, John. Frankenthaler. New York, 1989, p. 166, 169 (ill.). Carmean, E.A., and Helen Frankenthaler. Helen Frankenthaler: A Paintings Retrospective. Exh. cat., Museum of Modern Art. New York 1989. pp. 36-37 (ill.). Motherwell, Lise and Elizabeth A. T. Smith. Abstract Climates: Helen Frankenthaler in Provincetown. Exh. cat., Provincetown Art Association and Museum. Provincetown, 2018, pp. 13, 74 (ill.).

Helen Frankenthaler, The Bay, 1963, acrylic on canvas. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase with funds from Dr. and Mrs. Hilbert H. DeLawter, 65.60.