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Helen FRANKENTHALER

United States of America 1928 – 2011

This is not a book 1997 Description: a set of 18 unbound unsigned framed pages from 'This is not a book'
Materials & Technique: prints, portfolios, Intaglio, stencil, planographic colour etchings, aquatint, mezzotint, stencil and lithograph Support: white and coloured, wove, handmade, TGL paper
Impression: parent record
Edition: edition: 50 plus 14AP, 2TP, 2CTP, 17WP, 2SP, RTP, PPI, PPII, TGLimp., A, C
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Mount Kisco, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1997

Edition Notes: A set of 18 unbound unsigned framed pages from 'This is not a book'. Papermaking by Tom Strianese and John Hutcheson. Proofing and edition printing of copper plates by Anthony Kirk, Brian Maxwell, Christopher Creyts, Kimberly Bursic and Todd Elkin assisted by Nancy Bressler. Pochoir stencil making and stenciling by Tyler. Proofing and edition printing of aluminium plates by Lee Funderburg, Hutcheson, and Tyler. In its complete editioned form, 'This is not a book' is an original 36 page book made from 9 folded pages. The book consists of 9 colour intaglios, 2 colour lithographs with lettering and half title and full title pages, plus colophon, copyright page, and five pages of text printed in lithography. The "Apologia" and "Notes" were written by the artist. The images were printed from 37 copper plates, 4 pochoir stencils and 16 aluminium lithography plates. The text is set in Adobe Caslon.
Cat Raisonné: TGL print documentation, 1997
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.1028.1-18
Image rights: © Helen Frankenthaler / Tyler Graphics Ltd.