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Yellow Span

A work made of color sugar-lift aquatint from two plates, with graphite notations on white wove paper.
© 2018 Helen Frankenthaler / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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  • A work made of color sugar-lift aquatint from two plates, with graphite notations on white wove paper.

Date:

1968

Artist:

Helen Frankenthaler (American, 1928-2011)
printed by Donn Steward
published by Universal Limited Art Editions (American, founded 1955)

About this artwork

A grant from the National Endowment for the Arts enabled U.L.A.E. to add an intaglio studio to the workshop in 1967. Under the guidance of Donn H. Steward, Frankenthaler produced her first intaglio print, Yellow Span, the following year. Aquatint, an intaglio technique developed to create tonal effects in prints, was particularly suited for the artist, who preferred that her color pour, spill, bleed, or flood the picture’s surface.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Helen Frankenthaler

Title

Yellow Span

Place

United States (Artist's nationality)

Date

1968

Medium

Color sugar-lift aquatint from two plates, with graphite notations on white wove paper

Dimensions

Image/plate: 35.6 × 47.6 cm (14 1/16 × 18 3/4 in.); Sheet: 50.8 × 64.7 cm (20 × 25 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

U.L.A.E. Collection acquired through a challenge grant of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Dittmer; purchased with funds provided by supporters of the Department of Prints and Drawings; Centennial Endowment; Margaret Fisher Endowment Fund

Reference Number

1982.468c

Copyright

© 2018 Helen Frankenthaler / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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