United States of America 1928 – 2011

Ariel 1996 Creation Notes: Frankenthaler began 'Ariel' in 1995. The print was published in 1996.
Materials & Technique: prints, relief, intaglio colour woodcut, etching, aquatint printed from one copper plate and three woodblocks Support: white, wove, handmade TGL paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Impression: trial proof II
Edition: edition of 45, plus 16 AP, 2 TP, SP, 2 WP, RTP, PPI, PPII, TGLimp., A
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Mount Kisco, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1996

Edition Notes: Papermaking by Tom Strianese and John Hutcheson. Woodblock preparation by Christopher Creyts and Lee Funderburg. Proofing and edition printing by Funderburg. Copper plate preparation, proofing and edition printing by Anthony Kirk.
Primary Insc: signed and dated lower right, pencil "Frankenthaler '96"
Secondary Insc: inscribed lower left, pencil "TP II" insribed upper right, pencil "TP II" [diff. hand]
Tertiary Insc: embossed lower right corner, Tyler Graphics chop [hexagon] verso: inscribed lower left, pencil "HF95-3163" verso: inscribed centre left, pencil "1ST BLOCK - 714A MAGENTA 3D 3 INK, 2ND BLOCK - ULTRA FIRE PD ULTRA D INK, 3RD BLOCK - 713 LT BLUE, 713 GRAY, HANSA YELLOW LT, DD BLUE + YELLOW D INK THALO G. DABBED IN, 4TH BLOCK - 718 YELLOW, 713 LT BLUE (BOTTOM TWO SHAPES), 718 LT BLUE TOP 2 SHAPES DD, YELLOW D. INK, 5TH block - 718 GRAY PINK SD"
Dimensions: plate 19.0 h x 44.2 w cm comp 19.0 h x 57.6 w cm sheet 33.0 h x 64.2 w cm
Cat Raisonné: TGL print documentation, 1996
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.166.2
Image rights: © Helen Frankenthaler / Tyler Graphics Ltd. 1996