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Franz Kline

Provincetown II

Oil on canvas
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Franz Kline (1910-1962)

Provincetown II

signed, titled and dated 'FRANZ KLINE 59 PROVINCETOWN …

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Franz Kline (1910-1962)

Provincetown II

signed, titled and dated 'FRANZ KLINE 59 PROVINCETOWN II’ (on the reverse)

oil on canvas

93 x 79 in. (236.2 x 200.7 cm.)

Painted in 1959.

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Signed, titled and dated 'FRANZ KLINE 59 PROVINCETOWN II’ (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.

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Franz Kline (1910-1962)

Provincetown II

signed, titled and dated 'FRANZ KLINE 59 PROVINCETOWN …

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Franz Kline (1910-1962)

Provincetown II

signed, titled and dated 'FRANZ KLINE 59 PROVINCETOWN II’ (on the reverse)

oil on canvas

93 x 79 in. (236.2 x 200.7 cm.)

Painted in 1959.

Signature
Signed, titled and dated 'FRANZ KLINE 59 PROVINCETOWN II’ (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

Provincetown II

Oil on canvas
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