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White Portal

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

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  • A work made of color lithograph from four stones on ivory laid paper.

Date:

1967

Artist:

Helen Frankenthaler (American, 1928-2011)
printed by Donn Steward
published by Universal Limited Art Editions (American, founded 1955)

About this artwork

In developing White Portal, Frankenthaler was most concerned with how best to highlight the delicacy of the central white tusche banner. She tried printing on vibrant-hued papers, but ultimately decided to print the form on a solid field of beige ink. Over thirty trial proofs were pulled and set aside, to be used later in Silent Curtain, before White Portal was finally published.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Helen Frankenthaler

Title

White Portal

Place

United States (Artist's nationality)

Date

1967

Medium

Color lithograph from four stones on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

Image: 56.2 × 38.3 cm (22 3/16 × 15 1/8 in.); Sheet: 64.9 × 49.5 cm (25 9/16 × 19 1/2 in.)

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

1982.467f

Copyright

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

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