Franz Kline, ‘Lehigh V Span’, 1959-1960, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
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Franz Kline

Lehigh V Span, 1959-1960

Oil on canvas
60 1/4 × 80 in
153 × 203.2 cm
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San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
San Francisco

Collection: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

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Painting
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© The Franz Kline Estate / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
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, ‘Lehigh V Span’, 1959-1960, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
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About the work
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San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
San Francisco

Collection: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Medium
Painting
Image rights
© The Franz Kline Estate / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
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

Lehigh V Span, 1959-1960

Oil on canvas
60 1/4 × 80 in
153 × 203.2 cm
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