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I Need Yellow

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

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  • A work made of color lithograph from three stones on white wove paper.

Date:

1973

Artist:

Helen Frankenthaler (American, 1928-2011)
printed by Bill Goldston (American, born 1943) and John A. Lund (American)
published by Universal Limited Art Editions (American, founded 1955)

About this artwork

Poet Tony Towle, who worked at Universal Limited Art Editions (U.L.A.E.) in the 1970s, recalled the origin of the print’s title: Tonya, Helen and I were sitting around the table after signing the woodcut [East and Beyond], and I said to Helen that she had a special gift for using the color yellow. Helen said yes, I guess I need yellow.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Helen Frankenthaler

Title

I Need Yellow

Origin

United States

Date

1973

Medium

Color lithograph from three stones on white wove paper

Dimensions

637 × 508 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

1982.486

Copyright

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

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