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First Stone

A work made of color lithograph from five stones on ivory wove paper.
© 2018 Helen Frankenthaler / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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  • A work made of color lithograph from five stones on ivory wove paper.

Date:

1961

Artist:

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

About this artwork

This is Frankenthaler’s first print at Universal Limited Art Editions (U.L.A.E.) and demonstrates her playful experimentation with tusche wash and crayon to capture her painterly gesture. She manipulated the tusche with various implements, including facial tissues, a stick, and her finger.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Helen Frankenthaler

Title

First Stone

Origin

United States

Date

1961

Medium

Color lithograph from five stones on ivory wove paper

Dimensions

565 × 762 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

1982.459

Copyright

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

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