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  • Catalogue Essay

    Freefall is printed on sheets of TGL handmade paper that is dyed or stained with color before being printed with woodblocks. Frankenthaler began each print by “drawing” with dyed paper pulp on a freshly formed sheet, as if she were creating a work on paper with the pulp. The paper was like a blotter to which she added the dyed pulp, melding the fibers into a single entity… As always, she paid particular attention to the registration of the blocks so that there is neither an overlapping of the colors nor an unwanted gap between them. Pegram Harrison, Frankenthaler A Catalogue Raisonné Prints 1961-1994, p. 471

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Freefall

1992-93
Woodcut in colors, on TGL handmade paper, the full sheet,  
S. 77 7/8 x 60 1/4 in. (197.8 x 153 cm)
signed and dated in pencil, numbered 27/30 (there were also 12 artist's proofs), published by Tyler Graphics, Ltd., Mount Kisco, New York (with their blindstamp), in very good condition, framed.

Estimate
$60,000 - 80,000 

Sold for $72,100

Evening Editions

21 April 2011
New York