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Sky Frame Orbit

A work made of etching in black from one copperplate, with orange ink tap outs, on ivory wove paper.
© 2018 Helen Frankenthaler / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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  • A work made of etching in black from one copperplate, with orange ink tap outs, on ivory wove paper.

Date:

1973

Artist:

Helen Frankenthaler (American, 1928-2011)
printed by Donn H. Steward (American, 1921-1986)
published by Universal Limited Art Editions (American, founded 1955)

About this artwork

The addition of red pencil on this working proof is particularly curious, as it plays no part in the final edition. Moreover, the red lines appear to form two overlapping hearts, an image absent from Frankenthaler’s oeuvre. Upon further examination, the “hearts” resemble something Jim Dine may have created. In fact, he also worked at Universal Limited Art Editions (U.L.A.E.). When Art Institute staff asked Dine if he may have “doodled” on this discarded sheet, he couldn’t recall. Regardless, this sheet exemplifies the dynamic environment of a print workshop.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Helen Frankenthaler

Title

Sky Frame Orbit

Date

1973

Medium

Etching in black from one copperplate, with orange ink tap outs, on ivory wove paper

Dimensions

231 × 415 mm (image/plate); 235 × 420 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

1982.487a

Copyright

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

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