Helen FRANKENTHALER, Gateway Enlarge 1 /1

Helen FRANKENTHALER

United States of America 1928 – 2011

Gateway 1988 Description: centre panel
Creation Notes: Frankenthaler began 'Gateway' in 1982. The print was published in 1988.
Materials & Technique: prints, intaglio, relief, stencil colour etching, aquatint, spitbite aquatint, relief and stencil printed from one magnesium plate, one assembled magnesium plate and one copper plate 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 center panel has a multi-coloured stencil border and is not part of a complete 'Gateway'. Printing sequence of this panel - nine colours printed in four runs: orange, orange-red and violet (etching/relief, assembled magnesium plate); white-orange and light yellow orange (stencil); orange, violet and transparent green (etching, magnesium plate); red (spitbite aquatint, copper plate). 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 right corner, pencil "HF82-645" verso: inscribed lower right corner, pencil "center panel"
Dimensions: plate 165.6 h x 64.8 w cm sheet 175.0 h x 75.6 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Harrison, P (1996), 154; TGL print documentation 1988
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.184
Image rights: © Helen Frankenthaler / Tyler Graphics Ltd.