United States of America 1928 – 2011

Gateway 1988 Description: left panel
Creation Notes: Frankenthaler began 'Gateway' in 1982. The print was published in 1988.
Materials & Technique: prints, intaglio, stencil colour etching, aquatint, spitbite aquatint and stencil printed from one magnesium plate and two copper plates Support: 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: New York
Date Published: 1988

Edition Notes: This left panel is not part of a complete 'Gateway'. Printing sequence of this panel - ten colours printed from one magnesium plate and two copper plates in five runs: orange, orange-red, pink-violet, brown (etching, magnesium plate); white-orange, tan (stencil); transparent pink (aquatint, copper plate); green (etching, magnesium plate); transparent orange and transparent red (spitbite aquatint, copper plate). Apricot stencil border. Papermaking by Steve Reeves, Tom Strianese, and Michael Herstand. Magnesium plate preparation and processing by Kenneth Tyler and Pete Duchess. Proofing by Rodney Konopaki, Bob Cross and Tyler. Copper plate preparation, processing and proofing by Konopaki and Cross. Edition printing by Konopaki, Cross and Mark Mahaffey. Stenciling by Tom DeBolt and Roger Campbell.
Primary Insc: No inscriptions
Tertiary Insc: embossed lower right corner, Tyler Graphics chop [hexagon] verso: inscribed lower left corner, pencil "HF82-645" verso: inscribed lower left corner, pencil "left panel"
Dimensions: plate 165.6 h x 64.4 w cm sheet 171.2 h x 71.7 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Harrison, P (1996), 154; TGL print documentation 1988
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.642
Image rights: © Helen Frankenthaler / Tyler Graphics Ltd.