Black Grey Beat

  • Gene Davis, Black Grey Beat, 1964, acrylic on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift from the Vincent Melzac Collection, 1980.6.15

Exhibition Label
The Museum of Modern Art included Black Grey Beat in a groundbreaking 1965 exhibition The Responsive Eye. The curator, William Seitz, placed Davis among the color imagists [who] are poetic, even romantic in approach," freely choosing bold colors for their "billboards."

Gene Davis: Hot Beat, 2016
Title
Black Grey Beat
Artist
Date
1964
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
90 3/4 x 187 in. (230.5 x 475.0 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift from the Vincent Melzac Collection

Mediums
Mediums Description
acrylic on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Abstract – geometric
Object Number
1980.6.15
Palette
Linked Open Data
Linked Open Data URI

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