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Helen FRANKENTHALER

United States of America 1928 – 2011

Madame Butterfly 2000 Description: signed triptych proof in the Tyler Gift
Materials & Technique: prints, relief colour woodcut printed from 46 woodblocks on three sheets of paper Support: left panel: sienna, handmade, TGL paper. centre panel: light sienna, handmade,TGL paper. right panel: sienna, handmade, TGL paper
Impression: colour trial proof II
Edition: edition of 33, plus 14 AP, 7 TP, 2 CTP, SP, 2 WP, RTP, PPI, TGLimp., A
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Mount Kisco, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 2000

Edition Notes: 102 colours printed in 59 runs from 46 woodblocks (30 birch, 14 maple, 1 luan mahogany and 1 fir) on three sheets of paper. Papermaking by Tom Strianese and Michael Mueller. Woodblock preparation by Yasuyuki Shibata. Proofing and edition printing by Shibata.
Primary Insc: signed and dated lower right, pencil "Frankenthaler '00" (right sheet)
Secondary Insc: inscribed lower right, pencil "C.T.P II" (right sheet)
Tertiary Insc: verso: inscribed lower right corner, pencil "4/12/00" [upsidedown] verso: inscribed lower left corner, pencil "CTP II LEFT" and "BLOCK 1-14" [upsidedown]
Dimensions: panel a 105.6 h x 67.4 w cm panel b 105.8 h x 67.8 w cm panel c 105.6 h x 67.4 w cm overall 105.8 h x 202.6 w cm
Cat Raisonné: TGL print documentation, 2000
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.187.5.A-C
Image rights: © Helen Frankenthaler / Tyler Graphics Ltd. 2000