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United States of America 1928 – 2011

Gateway 1988 Description: triptych
Title Notes: 000-054
Creation Notes: Frankenthaler began 'Gateway' in 1982. The print was published in 1988. Frankenthaler has also created associated 'Gateway' bronze screens.
Materials & Technique: prints, intaglio, relief, stencil colour etching, relief, aquatint and stencil printed from eight plates (three magnesium plates, one assembled magnesium plate and four copper plates) on three sheets of paper Support: three sheets of white, wove, handmade, TGL paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Impression: artist's proof VI/10
Edition: edition of 30 plus 10 artist's proofs; 2 trial proofs; working proof; right to print; printer's proof I: printer's proof II; archive copy
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1988

Edition Notes: 28 colours printed from three magnesium plates, one assembled magnesium plate and four copper plates. Left panel: orange, orange-red, pink-violet, brown (etching magnesium plate); white-orange, tan (stencil); transparent pink (aquatint, copper plate); green (etching, magnesium plate); transparent orange, transparent red (spitbite aquatint, copper plate). Centre panel: orange, orange-red, violet (etching/relief, assembled plate); white-orange, light yellow-orange (stencil); orange, violet, transparent green (etching, magnesium plate); red (spitbite aquatint, copper plate). Right panel: orange, yellow-ocher, blue-green, green (relief, magnesium plate); light yellow-orange, white-orange, orange, tan (stencil); red (spitbite aquatint, copper plate). The left panels has a handcoloured, stencil, tan border. The centre and right panel have handcoloured, stencil, apricot border.
Primary Insc: signed lower right corner, pencil "Frankenthaler" [right panel]. not dated.
Secondary Insc: inscribed lower right corner, pencil "AP VI/10" [right panel]
Tertiary Insc: embossed lower right corner, TGL chop [hexagon] [all panels] verso: inscribed lower left corner, pencil "HF82-645 / AP VI/10" [all panels]
Dimensions: panel a 175.4 h x 75.0 w cm panel b 172.8 h x 75.0 w cm panel c 174.8 h x 75.8 w cm overall 175.4 h x 224.8 w cm
Cat Raisonné: TGL print documentation 1988; P. Harrison (1996), 154.
Acknowledgement: Purchased with the assistance of the Orde Poynton Fund 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.63.A-C
Image rights: © Helen Frankenthaler / Tyler Graphics Ltd.