About the Artist
Abstract expressionist Franz Kline (1910–1962) is associated with other action painters of the New York School, such as Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Robert Motherwell, and Lee Krasner, but his style is more difficult to interpret. Seemingly spontaneous, Kline's works were carefully conceived and rendered from extensive compositional studies.
Accompanying the exhibition Los Angeles to New York: Dwan Gallery, 1959–1971, this black tote features Franz Kline's striking Pittston (1958). Virginia Dwan became one of the most influential figures in the history of 20th-century American art and her galleries were a beacon for influential postwar American and European artists. She sponsored the debut show for Yves Klein in the United States, and she championed such artists as Franz Kline, Robert Rauschenberg, Claes Oldenburg, Sol LeWitt, and Ad Reinhardt. In celebration of Dwan's gift to the Gallery of works from her extraordinary personal collection, this exhibition explores her remarkable career.
- 14 x 15.5 inches