Gene Davis, ‘Washington Review Poster - Hand Signed and Dedicated to artist Vera Habrecht Simons’, 1982, Ephemera or Merchandise, Rare offset Lithograph Poster. Hand signed and inscribed. Unframed., Alpha 137 Gallery Gallery Auction
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Washington Review Poster - Hand Signed and Dedicated to artist Vera Habrecht Simons, 1982

Rare offset Lithograph Poster. Hand signed and inscribed. Unframed.
24 × 17 1/2 in
61 × 44.5 cm
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Alpha 137 Gallery Gallery Auction

This is a rare enough poster when unsigned, but especially rare when hand signed with such superb …

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Signed, dated and dedicated, center recto.
Gene Davis
American, 1920–1985
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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.

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This is a rare enough poster when unsigned, but especially rare when hand signed with such superb provenance as the present work is. It depicts a painting by Gene Davis, one of the most important and collectible of the Washington Color School painters, and is personally dedicated "to Vera and Cliff". It …

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Signed, dated and dedicated, center recto.
Gene Davis
American, 1920–1985
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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

Washington Review Poster - Hand Signed and Dedicated to artist Vera Habrecht Simons, 1982

Rare offset Lithograph Poster. Hand signed and inscribed. Unframed.
24 × 17 1/2 in
61 × 44.5 cm
.
Bidding closed
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