Color lithograph and sugar-lift aquatint, 1987
Edition of 60 plus 28 proofs
Signed in pencil lower right
27 1/2 x 18 7/8 inches
Reference: Harrison 138
Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011) was one of the most important second generation American abstract expressionist artists.
This particular print is a very good example of her later work and of special interest because of the manner in which she combined the techniques of aquatint and lithography.
Here is a link to a thoughtful and informative commentary by Sarah Hanley titled The Unabashedly Beautiful Prints of Helen Frankenthaler: http://blog.art21.org/2012/01/13/the-unabashedly-beautiful-prints-of-helen-frankenthaler/
In this essay, Hanley suggests: “Frankenthaler’s contributions as a painter are generally the focus of discussion, but her achievements as a printmaker are equal – if not greater – in importance. In fact, she continued to make inroads in this medium and garner critical attention for her editions...”