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Peeping Wall

1960 Gene Davis Born: Washington, District of Columbia 1920 Died: Washington, District of Columbia 1985 magna on canvas 96 x 90 in. (243.8 x 228.6 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Bequest of Florence Coulson Davis 1996.104.4 Not currently on view


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In this early painting, with a simple matrix and only five colors, Davis allows the raw canvas to peek through between washes of magna paint. Intended or not, the gaps generate additional, very slim stripes that create “auras” around the classic bands.

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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