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Limelight/Sounds of Grass

1960 Gene Davis Born: Washington, District of Columbia 1920 Died: Washington, District of Columbia 1985 magna on canvas 96 x 94 1/4 in. (243.8 x 239.4 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Bequest of Florence Coulson Davis 1996.104.2 Not currently on view


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A perfectly balanced square holds a sequence of stripes in serene yellow, blue, and green. The title relates not only to the work’s dominant color and theatrical illumination, but also to the possibility of a Zen-like sensory experience.

Gene Davis: Hot Beat, 2016

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Abstract - geometric

painting

About Gene Davis

Born: Washington, District of Columbia 1920 Died: Washington, District of Columbia 1985

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