Two Part Blue

  • Gene Davis, Two Part Blue, ca. 1964, magna on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Florence Coulson Davis, 2005.19.3

Exhibition Label
Davis achieved a machine-like hard edge with masking tape. Even though he rejected visible brushwork for a flat application of color, he still allowed for imperfections--like the slight seepage of paint between stripes and some evidence of his hand. In later works produced in the 1970s, he began to paint freehand, brushing paint along pencil lines.

Gene Davis: Hot Beat, 2016
Title
Two Part Blue
Artist
Date
ca. 1964
On View
Dimensions
95 1/2 x 111 1/2 in. (242.6 x 283.2 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Bequest of Florence Coulson Davis

Mediums
Mediums Description
magna on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Abstract – geometric
Object Number
2005.19.3
Palette
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