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Artist:
Gene Davis, born Washington, DC 1920-died Washington, DC 1985  Search this
Medium:
magna on canvas
Dimensions:
95 1/2 x 111 1/2 in. (242.6 x 283.2 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
ca. 1964
Exhibition Label:
Davis achieved a machine-like hard edge with masking tape. Even though he rejected visible brushwork for a flat application of color, he still allowed for imperfections--like the slight seepage of paint between stripes and some evidence of his hand. In later works produced in the 1970s, he began to paint freehand, brushing paint along pencil lines.
Gene Davis: Hot Beat, 2016
Topic:
Abstract\geometric  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Florence Coulson Davis
Object number:
2005.19.3
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Department:
Painting and Sculpture
On View:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, 3rd Floor, East Wing
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_2005.19.3