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1962 Gene Davis Born: Washington, District of Columbia 1920 Died: Washington, District of Columbia 1985 magna on canvas 95 3/4 x 94 in. (243.2 x 238.8 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Bequest of Florence Coulson Davis 1996.104.27 Not currently on view

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At first glance, the intense primary colors of this canvas may simply suggest a symbol, such as a flag. Davis, however, asks us to look more slowly and intently: “You must be patient. All of the information is not immediately available.”

Gene Davis: Hot Beat, 2016


Abstract - geometric