Helen Frankenthaler Foundation



View from the Archives storage looking toward the research room. Photo: © Michael Moran/OTTO.

In keeping with Helen Frankenthaler Foundation’s mission, the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation Archives maintains a collection of original papers and materials pertaining to Frankenthaler's life and work. Established in 2015, the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation Archives collects, preserves, manages, and provides access to its collection of artist's papers and other documentation of historical value related to Helen Frankenthaler and Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, to support the work of the Helen Frankenthaler Catalogue Raisonné, scholarly research and publication.


Collections in the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation Archives are presently being processed and are not yet accessible for scholarly research. However, the Foundation may, at its discretion, be able to respond to questions or make selected materials available to scholars, curators, and other qualified researchers. Researchers are asked to submit a description of their research topic to archives@frankenthalerfoundation.org for assistance.

The Helen Frankenthaler Foundation Archives acquires donations of papers related to Helen Frankenthaler, particularly correspondence or photographic materials, on a select basis. Questions regarding potential donations of papers related to Helen Frankenthaler can be sent to archives@frankenthalerfoundation.org.

For reproduction of works by Helen Frankenthaler, please contact Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, at info@arsny.com.

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