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Franz Kline

Untitled III, 1952

Oil, watercolor and ink on phonebook paper mounted on paper
10 × 12 2/5 in
25.4 × 31.4 cm
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Property from a Distinguished Private Collection, New York, Sold to Benefit Charitable Initiatives

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Property from a Distinguished Private Collection, New York, Sold to Benefit Charitable Initiatives

Executed in 1952.

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Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
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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 a Distinguished Private Collection, New York, Sold to Benefit Charitable Initiatives

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Property from a Distinguished Private Collection, New York, Sold to Benefit Charitable Initiatives

Executed in 1952.

Medium
Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Signature
Signed
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 III, 1952

Oil, watercolor and ink on phonebook paper mounted on paper
10 × 12 2/5 in
25.4 × 31.4 cm
Bidding closed
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