Helen FRANKENTHALER, Blue current Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America 1928 – 2011

Blue current 1987 Title Notes: 000-038
Place made: Mount Kisco, Westchester county, New York state, United States of America
Materials & Technique: prints, intaglio, planographic colour aquatint, spit bite aquatint, soft ground etching, lithograph and engraving printed from three copper plates and five aluminium plates Support: white, mould made, Arches BFK Rives paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Impression: artist's proof 9
Edition: edition of 52, plus 14 AP, 3 TP, WP, RTP, PPI, PPII, A
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd
Place Published: Mount Kisco, New York
Date Published: 1987

Edition Notes: Aquatint, spitbite aquatint, soft-ground etching, lithograph and engraving printed in ten colours from three copper plates and five aluminium plates: ultramarine blue (aquatint, spitbite aquatint, copper plate), blue and white blend (soft-ground etching, engraving, copper plate), transparent violet and violet blend (aquatint, spitbite aquatint, copper plate), dark blue (Mylar, continuous-tone aluminium plate), transparent blue (Mylar, continous-tone aluminium plate), purple (Mylar, continuous-tone aluminium plate), red (Mylar, continuous-tone aluminium plate), black (Mylar, continuous-tone aluminium plate). Printed by Roger Campbell, Bob Cross, Lee Funderburg, Rodney Konopaki and Ken Tyler.
Primary Insc: signed and dated lower right corner, pencil "Frankenthaler '87"
Secondary Insc: inscribed lower right corner, pencil "AP 8/14"
Tertiary Insc: embossed lower right corner, Tyler Graphics chop verso: inscribed lower left corner, pencil "HF85-882"
Dimensions: comp and sheet 77.4 h x 95.3 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Harrison, P., (1996), 134
Acknowledgement: Purchased with the assistance of the Orde Poynton Fund 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.167.3
Image rights: © Helen Frankenthaler / Tyler Graphics Ltd. 1987