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Freefall 1993 Title Notes: 000-062
Creation Notes: Frankenthaler began 'Freefall' in 1992.
Materials & Technique: prints, relief, stencil colour woodcut and stencil on white, handmade TGL paper base sheet hand-coloured with dye using plexiglass and Mylar stencils; woodcut printing from one assembled plate consisting of 21 woodblocks; one ink applied using stencil after printing Support: white, wove, handmade, hand-coloured, TGL paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Impression: 30/30
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 "30/30"
Tertiary Insc: embossed lower right corner, TGL chop [hexagon] verso: inscribed lower left corner, ochre ink "75 pm / 4/30/93" verso: inscribed lower left corner, pencil "KET Approval 5/4/93" [upside down] verso: inscribed lower left corner, pencil "HF92-3057" verso: inscribed bottom centre, pencil "5/32"
Dimensions: comp and sheet 199.4 h x 153.2 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Harrison. P. (1996), 233; TGL print documentation, 1992
Acknowledgement: Purchased with the assistance of the Orde Poynton Fund 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.1135.1
Image rights: © Helen Frankenthaler / Tyler Graphics Ltd. 1992