Franz Kline, ‘Black, White, Brown’, 1959-1960, Phillips
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Franz Kline

Black, White, Brown, 1959-1960

Oil, ink and paper collage mounted on board
11 3/10 × 8 1/5 in
28.8 × 20.9 cm
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From the Catalogue: “His sense of scale, that sine qua non of good painting, is marvelously …

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Signed "KLINE" lower right; further signed "KLINE" on the reverse
Franz Kline
American, 1910–1962
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Abstract Expressionist Franz Kline is known for his large black-and-white paintings that treat the medium of oil with a calligraphic freedom, influenced by his acquaintance with Willem de Kooning. Kline viewed his gestural painting not as an expression of his emotions but as a means to create a physical form and presence that could be felt by the viewer, and would inspire Minimalist sculptors like Donald Judd and Richard Serra with his reluctance to attribute hidden meanings to his work. Starting in the late 1950s, Kline executed a series of monumental works, known as the "wall paintings," and began to reintroduce color to his black-and-white palette.

Franz Kline, ‘Black, White, Brown’, 1959-1960, Phillips
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From the Catalogue: “His sense of scale, that sine qua non of good painting, is marvelously precise. His big paintings can be as good as his small ones, a rare mastery in this period concerned with the power of magnitude...” – Robert Motherwell, 1962

Executed in 1959-1960, Black, White, Brown distills the …

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Signed "KLINE" lower right; further signed "KLINE" on the reverse
Franz Kline
American, 1910–1962
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Abstract Expressionist Franz Kline is known for his large black-and-white paintings that treat the medium of oil with a calligraphic freedom, influenced by his acquaintance with Willem de Kooning. Kline viewed his gestural painting not as an expression of his emotions but as a means to create a physical form and presence that could be felt by the viewer, and would inspire Minimalist sculptors like Donald Judd and Richard Serra with his reluctance to attribute hidden meanings to his work. Starting in the late 1950s, Kline executed a series of monumental works, known as the "wall paintings," and began to reintroduce color to his black-and-white palette.

Franz Kline

Black, White, Brown, 1959-1960

Oil, ink and paper collage mounted on board
11 3/10 × 8 1/5 in
28.8 × 20.9 cm
Bidding closed
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