United States of America 1928
This is not a book
1997 Description: Apology
Collection Title: a set of 'This is not a book' framed pages
Page: page 5
Materials & Technique:
prints, portfolios, planographic colour lithograph Support: white, wove, handmade TGL paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Impression: unsigned proof
Edition: edition of 50, plus 14 AP, 2 TP, 2 CTP, 17 WP, 2 SP, RTP, PPI, PPII, TGLimp., A, C
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Mount Kisco, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1997
Edition Notes: One 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.
Primary Insc: No inscriptions
Tertiary Insc: black lettering centre, "APOLOGIA / Over several decades encouraged by many to "make a book" (and wanting to), what thwarted each project was finding a text. One is "supposed" to have a text; but I have never wanted to illustrate or "explain" the contents of my work in a word-and-picture format. For years I both read and asked others to assist in a search for the right words to accompany my images - but to no avail. So, this book that is not a book"
verso: inscribed upper left corner, pencil "17"
verso: TGL sticker centre, "Tyler Graphics / Artist: Helen Frankenthaler / Title: Apology, Page 5, from / This is Not a Book / Medium: Lithograph / Dimensions: 10 1/8" x 24 ¾" / Edition Size: 50 / Impression No.: unsigned proof / Printed and published by TGL 1997 / © Helen Frankenthaler TGL "
sheet 26.0 h x 62.8 w cm Frame 37.2 h x 74.6 w x 3.8 d cm
: TGL print documentation, 1997
: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002 Accession No
: NGA 2002.1.1028.3 Image rights
: © Helen Frankenthaler / Tyler Graphics Ltd.