Flower Machine

  • Gene Davis, Flower Machine, 1964, magna on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Florence Coulson Davis, 2005.19.2

Exhibition Label
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
Title
Flower Machine
Artist
Date
1964
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
94 1/2 x 111 in. (240.0 x 281.9 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Bequest of Florence Coulson Davis

Mediums
Mediums Description
magna on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Abstract – geometric
Object Number
2005.19.2
Palette
Linked Open Data
Linked Open Data URI

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