Helen Frankenthaler <small>Catalogue Raisonné

Frankenthaler in her East 83rd Street studio, New York, 1974. Photograph by Alexander Liberman © J. Paul Getty Trust, Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (2000.R.19)

Persistently experimental over some sixty years, Helen Frankenthaler (1928–2011) produced an impressive oeuvre comprising unique paintings on canvas and paper, as well as ceramics, sculpture, tapestry, and especially printmaking.

The Helen Frankenthaler Catalogue Raisonné, LLC (the “Project”), will record works in all of the above mediums other than print editions.*

The catalogue raisonné will document information relevant to each artwork—detailed histories of ownership, exhibitions, and publication history—as well as to Frankenthaler’s creative process—materials, tools, and techniques.

The Project, which seeks information about any artworks, except prints, thought to be by Helen Frankenthaler, now has a questionnaire available which can be submitted by those who believe they own a work by the artist.

For additional information or questions related to the Project, please contact:

Helen Frankenthaler Catalogue Raisonné, LLC
134 West 26th, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10001
T: 212-462-2816

Please note: Neither the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation nor the Helen Frankenthaler Catalogue Raisonné, LLC, authenticates or attributes works of art.

*A catalogue raisonné of the artist’s prints, Frankenthaler: A Catalogue Raisonné, Prints 1961–1994, by Pegram Harrison and Suzanne Boorsch, was published in 1996 by Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York. An addendum covering Frankenthaler’s print editions from 1994–2009 is planned as a future project.


  • If you own a work that you believe to be by Helen Frankenthaler, please fill out the questionnaire below. All information provided will remain confidential.

  • To submit information to the research staff by mail or email, download and return this form. If you have any questions, please email info@helenfrankenthalercr.org or call 212-462-2816.

Please note that submission of the above information is only for the purpose of providing preliminary documentation and does not guarantee that the work will be included in the Helen Frankenthaler Catalogue Raisonné.

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