Talk:Helen Frankenthaler

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The boy who put the gum on the painting[edit]

Her painting The Bay was damaged after a 12-year-old boy stuck a piece of gum to it. Is this noteworthy?

A 12-year-old boy on a school field trip to the Detroit Institute of Arts stuck a wad of gum on a painting. Helen Frankenthaler's 1963 painting, titled "The Bay," is apparently valued at $1.5 million. The gum was removed but left a stain. The boy has been suspended from school. Image seen here is the painting, not the gum. From the Associated Press:

The museum's conservation department is researching the chemicals in the gum to decide which solvent to use to clean it. The museum hopes to make the repair in two weeks and will keep "The Bay" on display in the meantime, (curator Becky Hart) said.

"Our expectation is that the painting is going to be fine," Hart said. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 65.43.176.240 (talk) 20:03, 8 May 2007 (UTC).

Motherwell[edit]

This article is too thin for the caliber of the artist. There is very little about her life here. Wasn't she married to Robert Motherwell? Shouldn't there be a link to his page? I realize that she is still alive and her privacy must be protected but there is some very basic information missing from this article. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Whirleegig (talkcontribs) 14:21, 20 August 2009 (UTC)

This line has been in the article since May 2005...She later married fellow artist Robert Motherwell. ...Modernist (talk) 15:11, 20 August 2009 (UTC)