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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Walden School, New York, (scholarship benefit sale), to 2 December 1959
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 2 December 1959-17 May 1966
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Exhibition History
(CARNEGIE INSTITUTE, Pittsburgh. Partial label. Exhibition?)
WALDEN SCHOOL, New York. "Tenth Annual Art Exhibition and Sale," 28 October-1 November.
PHILLIPS COLLECTION, Washington, DC. "Franz Kline: The Color Abstractions," 17 February-8 April 1979, cat. Tour: RICE UNIVERSITY, Houston, 4 May-1 July; LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART, 17 July-9 September; SEATTLE ART MUSEUM, 27 September-25 November.
SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION TRAVELING EXHIBITION SERVICE, Washington, DC (organizer). "Aspects of Color: Works on Paper from the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, 1983-1985," unpublished checklist, no. 14. Tour: MUHLENBERG COLLEGE CENTER FOR THE ARTS, Allentown, Pennsylvania, 28 May-3 July 1983; CHRYSLER MUSEUM, Norfolk, Virginia, 17 September-23 October; MUSEUM OF THE SOUTHWEST, Midland, Texas, 12 November-12 February 1984; NEWCOMB COLLEGE, TULANE UNIVERSITY, New Orleans, 3 March-8 April; TELFAIR ACADEMY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES, Savannah, Georgia, 28 April-3 June; MONTERREY PENINSULA MUSEUM OF ART, California, 23 June-29 July; LAGUNA BEACH MUSEUM OF ART, California, 18 August-23 September; LOWE ART MUSEUM, Coral Gables, Florida, 13 October-18 November; LAUREN ROGERS LIBRARY AND MUSEUM OF ART, Laurel, Mississippi, 8 December 1984-13 January 1985; OKLAHOMA MUSEUM OF ART, Oklahoma City, 2 February-9 March; ALEXANDRIA MUSEUM, Alexandria, Louisiana, 29 March-4 May.
CINCINNATI ART MUSEUM. "The Vital Gesture: Franz Kline in Retrospect," 27 November 1985-2 March 1986. Tour: SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, 17 April-8 June; PENNSYLVANIA ACADEMY OF THE FINE ARTS, Philadelphia, 26 June-28 September.
FUNDACIO ANTONI TAPIES, Barcelona. "Franz Kline and the Structure of Identity," 17 March-5 June 1994. Tour: WHITECHAPEL ART GALLERY, London, 8 July-11 September; CENTRO DE ARTE REINA SOFIA, Madrid, 27 September-21 November; SAARLAND MUSEUM, Saarbrucken, Germany, 11 December 1994-5 February 1995.
CASTELLO DI RIVOLI MUSEO D'ARTE CONTEMPORANEA, Torino, Italy. "Franz Kline," 18 October 2004-30 January 2005, ill. p. 249.
Published References
GAUGH, HARRY F. The Vital Gesture: Franz Kline (New York: Abbeville Press and Cincinnati Art Museum, 1985), p. 20, no. 12.
ATHEARN, ROBERT G. and MEDIA PROJECTS INC. American Heritage Illustrated History of the United States: Decade of Cold War, vol. 16 (New York: Choice Publishing, 1988), ill. p. 1374.
Franz Kline, American, b. Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, 1910–1962
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Oil and charcoal on paper
16 15/16 X 21 15/16 IN. (43.0 X 55.7 CM.)
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