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Helen FRANKENTHALER

United States of America 1928 – 2011

Valentine for Mr Wonderful 1995
Collection Title: the unbound portfolio 'Valentine for Mr Wonderful' 1995
Title Notes: 001-065
Page: title page
Materials & Technique: prints, portfolios, intaglio, planographic colour etching, aquatint, engraving, relief, embossing (intaglio); lithograph (poem) Support: white, handmade, linen-textured, HMP paper folded into a folio cover
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Impression: artist's proof 7
Edition: edition of 35, plus 10 AP, 3 TP, 7 WP, RTP, PPI, PPII, TGLimp., A, C
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd
Place Published: Mount Kisco, New York
Date Published: 1995

Edition Notes: This hand-drawn image was printed in intaglio on the front of the fold-out folio sheet. Valentine for Mr Wonderful is a book of seven hand-printed intaglios by Helen Frankenthaler enclosed in a paper folio with a cloth-covered box. The book includes the poem "St Valentine" by William Carlos Williams (taken from William Carlos Williams Collected Poems 1939-1962 Volume II) printed in lithography on the inside of the folio cover. The colophon text inside back folio cover was printed lithographically. All books are signed and numbered by the artist on the colophon page. Helen Frankenthaler created the colour intaglios at Tyler Graphics in January 1995. Printing by Anthony Kirk, Susan Hover, Kathy Cho, Yasuyuki Shibata and Brian Maxwell. Offset lithographic text set in Adobe Garamond typeface and printed from an aluminium plate by Lee Funderburg.
Primary Insc: No inscriptions
Secondary Insc: title printed within image upper centre, dark purple ink, "Valentine for/ Mr Wonderful"
Tertiary Insc: embossed lower right corner, Tyler Graphics chop printed within image centre left, dark purple ink "SD/Hf" and "1913 [vertically]
Dimensions: plate 29.2 h x 21.6 w cm folio-page 31.4 h x 91.6 w cm
Cat Raisonné: TGL print documentation 1995
Acknowledgement: Purchased with the assistance of the Orde Poynton Fund 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.205.8
Image rights: © Helen Frankenthaler / Tyler Graphics Ltd.