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Brown Moons

A work made of color lithograph from two stones, with notations in pen and blue ink, on off-white japanese paper.
© 2018 Helen Frankenthaler / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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  • A work made of color lithograph from two stones, with notations in pen and blue ink, on off-white japanese paper.

Date:

1961

Artist:

Helen Frankenthaler (American, 1928-2011)
printed by Robert Blackburn (American, 1920-2003)
printed at Universal Limited Art Editions (American, founded 1955)

About this artwork

This proof of Brown Moons was mailed from Tatyana Grosman to Frankenthaler at her summer home in Provincetown, Massachusetts. The artist responded by mailing it back with a note:
June 26 ’61
Dear Tatyana,
It’s all fine, but it’s upside down! Remember, last time we decided that this should be on top? As much empty space (when printed) on top as possible, please. Yes, it’s still called Brown Moons. We are fine, enjoying the summer sun & shore & feeling more relaxed. Letter follows soon. Keep well, and write me! Love, Helen

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Helen Frankenthaler

Title

Brown Moons

Origin

United States

Date

1961

Medium

Color lithograph from two stones, with notations in pen and blue ink, on off-white Japanese paper

Dimensions

341 × 450 mm (image); 446 × 575 mm (sheet)

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

1982.458a

Copyright

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

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