GENE DAVIS "DANCE PARTY" 1952
Gene Davis (1920–1985) is a major American artist associated with the Color Field movement and the Washington Color School. He is renowned for his stripes; minimalist compositions realized in a variety of colors. However, it wasn’t until the late 1950s that he established his signature style. Despite being included in legendary exhibitions such as Clement Greenberg's "Post-Painterly Abstraction" at LACMA in 1964, Davis didn't give up his day job until 1968.
Today, after Kenneth Noland and Morris Louis, Davis is one of the most high-profile artists associated with the Washington Color School.
Davis began his career making semi-abstract, somewhat gestural, drawings in black ink. “Untitled (Dance Party)” is a paradigm of his early work. These works are also exemplary of how post-war American artists gradually embraced abstraction.
Davis' work can be found in all major American museums' collections, including The MoMA and the National Gallery of Art. The Smithsonian Institute has one of the best collections of Gene Davis' work including drawings from the same series as ours.
"Davis began his career making gestural, abstract drawings in black ink, but the various grays in drawings such as Saber Dance indicate an incipient interest in color. Although he is best known for his colorful paintings of vertical stripes made later in his career, early drawings like this one reveal the breadth of his interests and his range of expression. Davis made the drawings without a subject in mind and gave them titles after he completed them."
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"Untitled (Dance Party)"
Ink and ink wash on paper
USA, circa 1952
13”H 16”W (work)
19"H 22"W (framed)
Very good condition
Detailed condition report by request
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