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Franz Kline

Untitled, circa 1950

Ink on telephone book page mounted on paper
11 9/10 × 9 3/5 in
30.2 × 24.4 cm
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Phillips

Property from the Miles and Shirley Fiterman Collection

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Signed "KLINE" lower left
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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Property from the Miles and Shirley Fiterman Collection

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Property from the Miles and Shirley Fiterman Collection

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Signature
Signed "KLINE" lower left
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

Untitled, circa 1950

Ink on telephone book page mounted on paper
11 9/10 × 9 3/5 in
30.2 × 24.4 cm
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