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Helen Frankenthaler, David Smith, New York City, Portrait 1950s of American Artists by Burt Glinn
Helen Frankenthaler, David Smith, New York City, Portrait 1950s of American Artists by Burt Glinn
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Helen Frankenthaler, David Smith, New York City, Portrait 1950s of American Artists by Burt Glinn

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Painter Helen Frankenthaler and sculptor David Smith in Frankenthaler's studio in New York City, 1957 is a gelatin silver photograph, 16” x 20”, signed and stamped by the Glinn estate. This is a black and white contemporary photograph of two well-known American artists in the 1950s. The portrait reveals the close friendship between two creative friends, abstract expressionists, Frankenthaler (1925-2011) and David Smith (1906-1965), who were both major American artists of the 20th century.

Provenance: Glinn Estate

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Artist’s Bio:

Born 1925 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, photographer Burt Glinn worked for LIFE magazine before joining Magnum photo agency. He photographed personalities throughout the 1950s and 60s, continuing to work commercially and editorially for more than five decades in the US and abroad on assignment, until his death in 2008.

The artist photographed revolutionary leader Fidel Castro entrance into Havana, Cuba, celebrity and art luminaries such as Andy Warhol and Helen Frankenthaler. Subject matter included the social scene of the rich, the dirtiness of politics, and the humorous. Glinn received numerous awards for his editorial and commercial photography.

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