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    Helen Frankenthaler, USA. New York City. 1957. Painter uses slippered feet to create painting.

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    USA. New York City. 1957. Painter Helen Frankenthaler uses slippered feet to create an Abstract Expressionist painting.

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    Helen Frankenthaler (1928–2011), American abstract expressionist painter using a variety of art studio #workspace techniques in this montage.

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