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East and Beyond

Photo Credit: Rich Sanders, Des Moines

East and Beyond

Artist: Helen Frankenthaler (American, 1928 - 2011)
Publisher: Universal Limited Art Editions (ULAE) (founded 1957)
Printer: Bill Goldston (American)
Date: 1973
Medium: Color woodcut on paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 31 3/4 × 21 in. (80.6 × 53.3 cm.)
Image: 23 1/2 × 18 in. (59.7 × 45.7 cm.)
Credit Line: Des Moines Art Center Permanent Collections; Purchased with funds from Kirk and Sue Patrick; the Estate of Peggy Patrick; the Behrendt Family; Gloria and Robert Burnett; Andre DeLong; James and Barbara Demetrion; Kay Carpenter Doyle; Jillene and James Ferguson; Mr. and Mrs. William Friedman, Jr.; Gibson, Dunn, & Crutcher LLP; Anna and Brent Hoffman; Ellen and James W. Hubbell III; Dale J. Jansen; Mary Josten; Krause Gentle Foundation, Sharon and Kyle J. Krause; Lisa and Kevin McGlothlen; Mr. and Mrs. Raymond A. Michel; John and Mary Pappajohn; Anastasia Polydoran; Rosemary and Timothy Rahm; Kimberly and Craig Shadur; Leslie Schefski; John R. Taylor; Nancy Prizant and Ed Truslow; Toni and Timothy Urban; Michael Wallace; Joan H. and John Wetherell; Jean Williams; Rodney and Phyllis Williamson; Amy and Thomas Worthen; Dennis and Diane E. Young; and many other friends in memory of Peggy Patrick, 2014.75
Accession number: 2014.75
Classification: print
Copyright:ARS
In Collection(s)
Label Text With its natural wood grain and veils of luscious color, Helen Frankenthaler’s East and Beyond, 1973, a color woodblock print on handmade Nepalese paper, stunned the art world and helped re-launch relief printing as a contemporary print medium. Working with printers at ULAE (Universal Limited Art Editions), Frankenthaler achieved a breakthrough in terms of image and technique. When ULAE publisher Tatyana Grossman invited the artist to make a woodblock print, Frankenthaler began to experiment with cutting luan mahogany wood blocks into shapes with a band saw instead of using traditional knives and gouges. These shaped woodblocks were printed in careful registration, avoiding the appearance of white lines between the blocks. East and Beyond was published in an edition of only eighteen impressions. Frankenthaler’s highly important print is rare in any condition. This pristine impression is numbered 8/18. Source: News, Apr May Jun 2017.
SignedFrankenthaler '73 (l,r graphite)
Inscription8/18 (l,l graphite)
Paper/SupportMedium weight, cream, laminated Nepalese handmade paper
Catalogue RaisonnéHarrison 41

Edition8/18
entirely unexpected