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Gothic Jab

1968 Gene Davis Born: Washington, District of Columbia 1920 Died: Washington, District of Columbia 1985 acrylic on canvas 117 1/4 x 32 3/8 in. (297.8 x 82.1 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the artist 1968.55 Not currently on view


Exhibition Label

"For some reason I do not entirely understand, I like to have my stripes taller than a man." A narrow column of vertical stripes more easily suggests a human or superhuman ratio.

Gene Davis: Hot Beat, 2016

Keywords

Abstract - geometric

painting

paint - acrylic

fabric - canvas

About Gene Davis

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

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