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Gray Abstraction

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Kline painted "Gray Abstraction" during a year of artistic struggle. Beginning in mid-1948, he turned away from his early representational style, seen in works such as "Still Life - Fruit" of 1946 [1985.937], and began to explore a more radical avant-garde mode of artistic expression. This...

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Inscription

Reverse: FRANZ KLINE/49

Provenance

The artist; to William H. Lane (1914-1995), 1953; to MFA, 1990, gift of William H. and Saundra B. Lane and museum purchase.

Credit Line

Gift of William H. and Saundra B. Lane and Museum purchase

Copyright

© 2011 The Franz Kline Estate / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

1949

Dimensions

79.37 x 106.36 cm (31 1/4 x 41 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1990.377

Medium or Technique

Oil on beaverboard

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