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United States of America 1928 – 2011

This is not a book 1997 Description: signed proof from the Tyler Gift
Place made: Mount Kisco, Westchester county, New York state, United States of America
Materials & Technique: prints, artist's books, intaglio, planographic, stencil colour etching, aquatint, mezzotint, stencil, lithograph Support: white and coloured, wove, handmade TGL paper, buff cloth cover, brown leather spine, 24K gold lettering
Impression: trial proof 2
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
Place Published: Mount Kisco, New York
Date Published: 1997

Edition Notes: 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. From the 36 page book "This is not a book", consisting of 9 colour intaglios and 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. A concertina design was used for attaching the pages to the binding. Bookbinding in cloth with quarter leather with type stamped in 24K gold.
Primary Insc: signed and dated, colophon page lower right, pencil " Frankenthaler"
Secondary Insc: inscribed, colophon page lower right, pencil "Trail[sic] proof II"
Dimensions: page 26.0 h x 62.6 w cm sheet 26.0 h x 125.2 w cm cover closed 27.2 h x 65.0 w x 3.8 d cm
Cat Raisonné: TGL print documentation, 1997
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.609
Image rights: © Helen Frankenthaler / Tyler Graphics Ltd. 1997