GENE DAVIS "SMITHSONIAN" SCREENPRINT, 1975
GENE DAVIS "SMITHSONIAN" SCREENPRINT, 1975
GENE DAVIS "SMITHSONIAN" SCREENPRINT, 1975
GENE DAVIS "SMITHSONIAN" SCREENPRINT, 1975
GENE DAVIS "SMITHSONIAN" SCREENPRINT, 1975
GENE DAVIS "SMITHSONIAN" SCREENPRINT, 1975
GENE DAVIS "SMITHSONIAN" SCREENPRINT, 1975
GENE DAVIS "SMITHSONIAN" SCREENPRINT, 1975
GENE DAVIS "SMITHSONIAN" SCREENPRINT, 1975
GENE DAVIS "SMITHSONIAN" SCREENPRINT, 1975
GENE DAVIS "SMITHSONIAN" SCREENPRINT, 1975
GENE DAVIS "SMITHSONIAN" SCREENPRINT, 1975

GENE DAVIS "SMITHSONIAN" SCREENPRINT, 1975

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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. 

Click here to see another example of Gene Davis' work from the late 1960's 

Questions about this piece? Contact us or call +1.844.440.4287

"Smithsonian Resident Associate Program - Tenth Anniversary, 1975"

Screenprint

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.