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Overall, I think that this is a very informative article written to and abiding by wikipedia's standards. i do not think the section designated to her foundation is necessary and can be included in the section above. I also think that the biography part could be cut down a bit and have that detail added to other parts of the article where the information may be more relevant. Steph.solomon12 (talk) 20:44, 15 November 2014 (UTC)
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The boy who put the gum on the painting
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 18.104.22.168 (talk) 20:03, 8 May 2007 (UTC).
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 (talk • contribs) 14:21, 20 August 2009 (UTC)
I plan to make some major edits to this page in the form of adding information to the Style and technique section, as well as adding an entirely new section about Frankenthaler’s major works. In the Style and techniques section, I will add information about the basic characters of Frankenthaler’s artistic style, which is often described by scholars as lyrical, with grand, sweeping, abstract gestures. Frankenthaler was also widely known as a Color Field painter, a term that needs to be defined and applied to Frankenthaler’s style. And, I will be adding a subsection that describes the way that Frankenthaler’s style changed over time, from her exploration of linear relationships in the 1950s to the calmer, more subdued works that she produced in the 19080s and beyond. Additionally, I will be moving the information about Frankenthaler’s artistic influences, like Jackson Pollock and Hans Hoffman, into a subsection of Style and technique, as this information would be more useful to the reader in tandem with the discussion of her style. I will also be expanding upon the information provided about the Soak Stain technique, and how Frankenthaler employed it in her works.
The Major works section will have two subsections: “Paintings” and “Printmaking and woodcuts.” The Paintings section will include, but not be limited to, Mountains and Sea (a work that is already discussed in the article), Basque Landscape, Swan Lake #2, and Eden (Frankenthaler’s first interior landscape). The Printmaking and woodcuts section will include information about the experimentation that Frankenthaler did with the two mediums in the 1960s and 1970s at the Universal Limited Arts Edition (ULAE).
I also plan to make some minor edits to the article as a whole. One of these edits will be adding information in the section about Frankenthaler’s education regarding her studies of cubist art with Paul Feeley at Bennington college. Another one of these edits will be to remedy the fact that Clement Greenberg is referred to as both Frankenthaler’s friend and boyfriend in different sections of the article, when all existing scholarship I have come across refers only to their close working relationship and friendship. Ejunker08 (talk) 05:30, 27 October 2014 (UTC)