GENE DAVIS "SMITHSONIAN" SCREENPRINT, 1975
We are pleased to be offering another fantastic work by Gene Davis, whom we've nicknamed King of Stripes.
Gene Davis (1920-1985) is an important artist associated with the Color Field movement and the Washington Color School.
He is noted for his minimalist compositions that favored saturated colors presented in vertical stripes.
Beginning in the late sixties he had an international reputation and was particularly celebrated in the United States.
In addition to his iconic paintings Davis also executed a number of very large public art projects notably "Franklin's Footpath" in 1972.
At the time of its creation it was considered the world's largest painting; executed on the street surrounding the Philadelphia Museum of Art it was realized using Davis' signature abstract striped composition.
As alluded to before, Davis' work is characterized by exploring the relationship and affects of contrasting bands of color, tightly placed in alternating thicknesses.
Gene Davis had an important relationship with the Smithsonian. This was the first of three commissions that celebrated their Resident Program.
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"Smithsonian Resident Associate Program - Tenth Anniversary, 1975"
Signed and numbered by the artist verso.
From an edition of 200
34”H 25.5”W (sheet)
30"H 23.5"W (image)
41"H 31"W (framed)
Very good condition
Minor wear to frame, new matting and glass
Note: We have matted the work covering the Smithsonian title, but have included images of the work with out the matting. Please contact us for more unmated images if interested.
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