This limited edition lithograph was printed in seven colors on Fabriano Artistico natural white paper. For this print, the artist initially worked on stone before completing it as an offset lithograph. The printing process produced 35 individual prints.
Frankenthaler began working in the studios of ULAE in 1960. This lithograph was one of the last editions printed before the artist's passing in 2011. The work will be featured in the forthcoming addendum to her catalogue raisonée of prints—a comprehensive listing of all the artist's works in that medium.
Helen Frankenthaler employed athletic gestures to create completely non-representational abstract works. The artist's style was particularly suited to the lithographic stone and other printmaking processes. Frankenthaler's internationally renowned body of work evolved abstract art toward the anti-illusionistic flatness prominent in the mid-20th century.