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Flower Machine

1964 Gene Davis Born: Washington, District of Columbia 1920 Died: Washington, District of Columbia 1985 magna on canvas 94 1/2 x 111 in. (240.0 x 281.9 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Bequest of Florence Coulson Davis 2005.19.2 Not currently on view


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The title of this work reflects the mechanical process Davis perfected during the 1960s, outlining his stripes in pencil with straight board. Stripes of equal width emphasize color, he said, and "prevent the eye from becoming overly aware the composition."

Gene Davis: Hot Beat, 2016

Keywords

Abstract - geometric

painting

paint

fabric - canvas

About Gene Davis

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

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