Freefall

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    Pegram Harrison 233

  • Catalogue Essay

    Frankenthaler's most important and challenging print.

    Freefall is printed on sheets of TGL [Tyler Graphics Limited] handmade paper that are 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 of Prints 1961-1994, p. 471

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Freefall

1992-93
Monumental woodcut and hand-dyed paper in colors, on TGL handmade paper, the full sheet.
S. 78 1/4 x 60 in. (198.8 x 152.4 cm)
Signed, dated '93' and numbered 6/30 in pencil (there were also 12 aritst's proofs), published by Tyler Graphics Ltd., Mount Kisco, New York (with their blindstamp), framed.

Estimate
$80,000 - 120,000 

sold for $131,250

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 23 April 2019