Gene Davis, ‘Blue Trigger’, 1972, Sotheby's
Save
Save
View
View in room
Share
Share

Gene Davis

Blue Trigger, 1972

Acrylic on canvas
73 × 42 1/5 in
185.4 × 107.3 cm
Bidding closed
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
About the work
Exhibition history
Provenance
S
Sotheby's

Property from an Estate, Naples, Florida

Medium
Painting
Signature
Signed, titled and dated 1972 on the reverse
Gene Davis
American, 1920–1985
Follow

Gene Davis is famous for painting lively compositions of thin, vibrantly colored stripes. Along with Morris Louis and Kenneth Noland, Davis was at the center of the Washington, D.C. contingent of Color Field painters known as the Washington Color School. Fascinated by color relationships, Davis delighted in alternating thin bright vertical stripes to create syncopated patterns reminiscent of jazz and bebop. In an Upstate New York parking lot in 1972, he painted Niagara, which, at 43,680 square feet, was the largest painting ever made at the time.

Gene Davis, ‘Blue Trigger’, 1972, Sotheby's
Save
Save
View
View in room
Share
Share
About the work
Exhibition history
Provenance
S
Sotheby's

Property from an Estate, Naples, Florida

Medium
Painting
Signature
Signed, titled and dated 1972 on the reverse
Gene Davis
American, 1920–1985
Follow

Gene Davis is famous for painting lively compositions of thin, vibrantly colored stripes. Along with Morris Louis and Kenneth Noland, Davis was at the center of the Washington, D.C. contingent of Color Field painters known as the Washington Color School. Fascinated by color relationships, Davis delighted in alternating thin bright vertical stripes to create syncopated patterns reminiscent of jazz and bebop. In an Upstate New York parking lot in 1972, he painted Niagara, which, at 43,680 square feet, was the largest painting ever made at the time.

Gene Davis

Blue Trigger, 1972

Acrylic on canvas
73 × 42 1/5 in
185.4 × 107.3 cm
Bidding closed
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
Series by this artist
Other works by Gene Davis