Helen FRANKENTHALER, Freefall Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America 1928 – 2011

Freefall 1993 Place made: Mount Kisco, Westchester county, New York state, United States of America
Creation Notes: Frankenthaler began 'Freefall' in 1992.
Materials & Technique: prints, relief colour woodcut printed from one plate comprised of 21 blocks; handcoloured paper using dyes, 13 plexiglass stencils and five Mylar stencils Support: white TGL, handmade, handcoloured paper
Impression: trial proof 4/5
Edition: edition of 30, plus 8 AP, 5 TP, WP, RTP, PPI, PPII, TGLimp., A, C
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd
Place Published: Mount Kisco, New York
Date Published: 1992

Edition Notes: Papermaking by Tom Strianese and Robert Meyer. Woodblock preparation by Kevin Falco, John Hutcheson and Ken Tyler, assisted by Michael Meuller and Scott Lewis. Proofing by Tyler, Hutcheson, Falco, Mueller, Lewis, Strianese, Meyer and Christopher Creyts. Edition printing by Tyler, Hutcheson, Falco and Creyts. Paper pulp dyed in 15 colours from 13 plexiglass and five Mylar stencils, printed from one plate assembled from 21 Philippine Ribbon mahogany plywood blocks. Dyes applied: yellow, magenta, red-violet, pink-violet, gray-violet, dark grey-violet, dark violet, light green, medium green, light brown-green, grey brown-green, dark green, light blue, blue and dark blue. [SEE NOTES]
Primary Insc: signed and dated lower right corner, pencil "Frankenthaler '93"
Secondary Insc: inscribed lower left corner, pencil "TP 4/5"
Tertiary Insc: embossed lower right corner, TGL chop [hexagon] verso: inscribed lower left corner, ochre ink "#18 / 3/17/93 / [pencil] 5.3.93 / R" verso: inscribed lower left corner, pencil "HF92-3057" verso: inscribed lower centre, pencil "+ 1/16" [upside down]
Dimensions: comp and sheet 199.4 h x 153.0 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Harrison. P. (1996), 233; TGL print documentation, 1992
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.1135.3
Image rights: © Helen Frankenthaler / Tyler Graphics Ltd. 1992