Untitled, 1957
Franz Kline
Untitled, 1957
Franz Kline (American; Modernism, Abstract Expressionism; 1910-1962): Untitled, 1957. Oil on canvas, 79 x 110-3/8 inches (200.7 x 280.4 cm). Private Collection. © The Franz Kline Estate / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. © This artwork may be protected by copyright. It is posted on the site in accordance with fair use principles.



'"Franz Kline's white and black pictures performed that miracle which is a constant in all major art: he changed the look of the environment and history. His style has that quality which rips the filters of Style from our eye. After 1950, we started to see city buildings, bridge spans, car tracks, asphalt spilling in cement, Velasquez, painted-out wall slogans, Rembrandt, Punch illustrators, the signature of John Hancock, Romney's drawings, Goya, Delacroix lions, a landscape by Courbet, or a landscape in Easthampton or Provincetown with fresh immediacy. It was as if a whole slice of our culture, overnight, had come to life - with Franz Kline at our shoulder to point where to look"-Thomas B. Hess... '



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