Helen FRANKENTHALER, Gateway Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America 1928 – 2011

Gateway 1988 Description: triptych from the Tyler gift
Title Notes: 000-053
Place made: Mount Kisco, Westchester county, New York state, United States of America
Creation Notes: Frankenthaler began 'Gateway' in 1982. The print was published in 1988.
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: unsigned trial proof
Edition: edition of 30, plus 10 AP, 2 TP, WP, RTP, PPI, PPII, A
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Mount Kisco, New York
Place Published: Mount Kisco, New York
Date Published: 1988

Edition Notes: This proof has trial tan stencil borders. 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). (See Notes for more)
Primary Insc: No inscriptions
Tertiary Insc: verso: inscribed lower right corner, pencil "HF82-645 / left panel" [left panel] verso: inscribed lower right corner, pencil "HF82-645 / center panel" [center panel] verso: inscribed lower right corner, pencil "HF82-645 / right panel " [right panel] embossed lower right corner, TGL chop [hexagon] [all panels]
Dimensions: panel a 170.0 h x 71.1 w cm panel b 171.9 h x 72.4 w cm panel c 168.0 h x 71.0 w cm overall 171.9 h x 214.5 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Harrison, P (1996), 154; TGL print documentation 1988
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.179.A-C
Image rights: © Helen Frankenthaler / Tyler Graphics Ltd.