GENE DAVIS "SONATA" LITHOGRAPH, 1980
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.
During the sixties and especially during the seventies 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. "Sonata" is a paradigm of the artist's aesthetic and his success in pairing color.
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Lithograph on Arches paper
Signed and numbered 188/250 by the artist verso.
21”H 28.5”W (work)
26"H 33"W (framed)