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Gene Davis
BLUE FREAKOUT
Estimate
50,00070,000
LOT SOLD. 86,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT
228
Gene Davis
BLUE FREAKOUT
Estimate
50,00070,000
LOT SOLD. 86,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Gene Davis
1920 - 1985
BLUE FREAKOUT
signed, titled and dated 1967 on the overlap
oil on canvas
57 1/8 by 57 1/8 in. 145.1 by 145.1 cm.
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Provenance

Marshall Field Art Gallery, Chicago (acquired directly from the artist in 1968)
Dr. and Mrs. Harold M. Engle, Chicago (acquired from the above in 1968)
Mr. Will Flesner, The Woodlands, Texas
Acquired by descent to the present owner

Catalogue Note

"Look at the painting in terms of individual colors. In other words, instead of simply glancing at the work, select a specific color such as yellow or a lime green, and take the time to see how it operates across the painting. Approached this way, something happens, I can't explain it. But one must enter the painting through the door of a single color. And then, you can understand what my painting is all about." - Gene Davis (Donald Wall, ed., Gene Davis, New York, 1975, p. 31)

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