Franz Kline, ‘Untitled (Sidney Janis Invitation)’, 1958, Woodward Gallery

Custom Framed: 29 x 25 x 1.5 inches; 66 x 55.9 x 3.8 cm

Printed on verso: Preview of the exhibition new paintings by Franz Kline Monday May 19 from 4 to 7 exhibition closes June 14 1958 Sidney Janis Gallery 15 E 57 street New York return postage guaranteed

"Fall Salon", Group Exhibition, September- October 2016, Woodward Gallery, NYC

About Franz Kline

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.

American, 1910-1962, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, based in New York, New York