Happy Birthday, Franz Kline
Painting
Painting, 1952
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford
Don your best black-and-white threads and spend the day with thoughts of Abstract Expressionist Franz Kline, known for his large, gestural paintings in a black-and-white palette—much to the thanks of pal Willem de Kooning, who first lent Klein the Bell-Opticon projector that inspired his signature scale and palette.