Helen FRANKENTHALER, All about blue Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America 1928 – 2011

All about blue 1994 Title Notes: 001-049
Place made: Mount Kisco, Westchester county, New York state, United States of America
Creation Notes: Frankenthaler began 'All about blue' in 1992. The print was published in 1994.
Materials & Technique: prints, planographic, relief colour lithograph and woodcut printed from six aluminium plates and one woodblock Support: white, wove, handmade, hand dyed, Washi paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark.
Impression: trial proof I 2/3
Edition: edition of 38, plus 12 AP, 3 WP, 11 TP (TP 1/6-6/6; TP I 1/3-3/3; TP II 1/2-2/2), 2 SP, RTP, PPI, PPII, TGLimp., A, C
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Mount Kisco, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1994

Edition Notes: Proofing of plates by Lee Funderburg and Kevin Falco. Edition printing of plates by Funderburg. Preparation of trial woodblocks by Ken Tyler and Yasuyuki Shibata. Finish sanding and carving by the artist assisted by Tyler. Edition printing by Funderburg.
Primary Insc: signed and dated lower left corner, pencil "HF '94"
Secondary Insc: inscribed lower left, pencil, "TP I - 2/3"
Tertiary Insc: verso: inscribed lower left corner, pencil "HF92-3058" and "KET" verso: inscribed upper right corner, pencil "28/94" [upside-down] verso: inscribed lower left corner, pencil "3/28/94 dyed washi by HF & KT - YS carved woodblock, inked water base inks and hand rubbed impression third woodblock printed (blue ink) prior to any other plates were [sic] made for "all about blue".
Dimensions: comp and sheet 115.8 h x 65.4 w cm
Cat Raisonné: TGL print documentation, 1994; P. Harrison (1996), 235
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.164.5
Image rights: © Helen Frankenthaler / Tyler Graphics Ltd. 1994