Helen FRANKENTHALER, Freefall Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America 1928 – 2011

Freefall 1992 Description: a group of sixteen cutup trial proofs from the Tyler gift
Place made: Mount Kisco, Westchester county, New York state, United States of America
Creation Notes: Frankenthaler began 'Freefall' in 1992. The print was published the same year.
Materials & Technique: prints, relief, paper pulp colour woodcut printed from one plate comprised of 21 blocks; handcoloured paper using dyes, 13 plexiglass stencils and five Mylar stencils Support: white, handmade, handcoloured, TGL paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Impression: parent
Edition: edition 30; 12AP; RTP; 2PPI; 5TP; WP; A;C
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Mount Kisco, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1993

Edition Notes: Papermaking by Tom Strianese and Robert Meyer. Printed by Kevin Falco, John Hutcheson, Michael Meuller and Ken Tyler. Dyed in 15 colours from 13 plexiglass and five Mylar stencils, printed from one plate assembled from 21 Philippine Ribbon mahogany plywood blocks. 12 colours printed: white handmade pulp sheet dyed with yellow, magenta, red-violet, pink-violet, grey-violet, dark grey-violet, dark violet, light green, green, light brown-green, grey brown-green, dark green, light blue, blue, and dark blue. Sheet printed in light yellow, pale pink, light violet, blend of light blue, blue and dark blue, blend of transparent ultramarine blue and ultramarine blue, pale green-blue, dark green-blue, light green and green.
Cat Raisonné: Harrison. P. (1996), 233; TGL print documentation, 1992
Acknowledgement: Purchased with the assistance of the Orde Poynton Fund 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.175.1-16
Image rights: © Helen Frankenthaler / Tyler Graphics Ltd.