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Savage Breeze

A work made of woodblock in green (mounted).

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  • A work made of woodblock in green (mounted).

Date:

1974

Artist:

Helen Frankenthaler (American, 1928-2011)
produced at Universal Limited Art Editions (American, founded 1955)

About this artwork

Savage Breez frustrated Frankenthaler more than any other print she produced at U.L.A.E. She recalled:
Savage Breeze went dead like a lead balloon. So after many tries, I finally said, let’s scratch it. I was almost exasperated. I couldn’t get the light I desired. I knew the drawing was right. I knew the scale was right. Then I thought—why don’t we whitewash the paper first and then print the other colors I’d mixed over it. We did. And it glowed.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Helen Frankenthaler

Title

Savage Breeze

Place

United States (Artist's nationality)

Date

1974

Medium

Woodblock in green (mounted)

Dimensions

60.5 × 33.7 × 2.1 cm (23 7/8 × 13 5/16 × 7/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Universal Limited Art Editions

Reference Number

2018.704d

Extended information about this artwork

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