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Savage Breeze

A work made of color woodcut from eight lauan mahogany plywood blocks on buff laminated nepalese paper.
© 2018 Helen Frankenthaler / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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  • A work made of color woodcut from eight lauan mahogany plywood blocks on buff laminated nepalese paper.

Date:

1974

Artist:

Helen Frankenthaler (American, 1928-2011)
printed by Bill Goldston (American, born 1943) and Juda Rosenberg (American)
published by Universal Limited Art Editions (American, founded 1955)

About this artwork

Savage Breez frustrated Frankenthaler more than any other print she produced at Universal Limited Art Editions (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.

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

Helen Frankenthaler

Title

Savage Breeze

Origin

United States

Date

1974

Medium

Color woodcut from eight lauan mahogany plywood blocks on buff laminated Nepalese paper

Dimensions

799 x 678 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

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

Reference Number

1982.490

Copyright

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

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