Friday, July 18, 2008

Helen Frankenthaler "Hurricane Flag"

Helen Frankenthaler is an influential artist who worked in NYC and then moved to Bucks County PA. The work she's most known for is huge and in on unprimed canvas, and the paint kind of bleeds into the fabric and spreads at the edge of the color.

Artist Jay Rolfe saw this example at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington DC. It was painted in 1969 and is called "Hurricane Flag." Who know what that means. This image comes from the Corcoran's website and fails to show the color of the canvas, probably because it was lighted too strongly for the photo. Therefore, Rolfe is also posting his photo of the same painting so you can see the color of the canvas. Also, the colors appeared in person to be dark green and brown with a pink tint, not black and pink.

If you have a chance this weekend to go to DC, this exhibit goes through Sunday July 27, 2008 at the Corcoran.

This is the latest step of artist Jay Rolfe on his Journey From Starving Artist To 21st Century Picasso. You may view some of Jay Rolfe's signature style, his innovative Pop Art 3-D paintings, on his website at

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