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United States of America 1928 – 2011

This is not a book 1997 Description: Apology

Collection Title: a set of 'This is not a book' framed pages
Page: Page 7
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, "For most of us, most of the time, horizontal usually implies landscape, vertical implies personage./ There are no rules. Does my "reader" see nightscapes, climates and environments, nteriors, moods of joy, spirits, love, passion, expressions/ of rage or playfullness, planets, proneor upright figures, whimsical gardens, storms, mythical gods, geographical or atmospheric scenery? Perhaps. Hopefully, these pages provide a growing and truthgiving order, pleasure, a fresh light and a kind of recognition - Helen Frankenthaler" verso: inscribed upper left corner, pencil "16" verso: TGL sticker centre, "Tyler Graphics / Artist: Helen Frankenthaler / Title: Apology, Page 7, 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 "
Dimensions: comp 5.8 h x 42.8 w cm sheet 26.0 h x 62.8 w cm Frame 37.2 h x 74.6 w x 3.8 d cm
Cat Raisonné: TGL print documentation, 1997
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.1028.4
Image rights: © Helen Frankenthaler / Tyler Graphics Ltd.