Carol Vogel reports tonight in her Inside Art column that Helen Frankenthaler’s estate is working with the Gagosian Gallery, and that John Elderfield, the former MoMA curator who joined Gagosian in March, is organizing a show of Frankenthaler’s work that is set to open in the spring at the dealer’s West 21st Street branch.
Frankenthaler, a Color Field painter, died last year at the age of 83. Knoedler and Company had done shows of her work in New York in the last years of her life. It went out of business at the end of 2011.
The auction record for a painting by Frankenthaler is the $818,500 paid for her 1975 Royal Fireworks at Christie’s New York in November 2011, according to Artnet price database.
Larry Gagosian told Ms. Vogel that Frankenthaler’s “50-year career produced continually changing work that seems as fresh today as when it was made.”