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Raspberry Icicle

1967 Gene Davis Born: Washington, District of Columbia 1920 Died: Washington, District of Columbia 1985 acrylic on canvas 116 x 219 7/8 in. (294.6 x 558.4 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase 1971.77 Not currently on view


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The radiant hue of its namesake fruit manages to unify the complexity of color in this work. Davis later said about this mesmerizing canvas: "I was doing big, big work...I equated that with quality, bigness with quality."

Gene Davis: Hot Beat, 2016

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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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