Franz Kline. Lehigh, (1956).
Tremaine Collection / Miller Co. art & design
15 March 2019 | Updated 12 October 2019
Oil on canvas
80 x 112 in. (203.2 x 284.5 cm)
Acquired 1958 from Sidney Janis Gallery
The following is an excerpt from: Christie’s New York. (1988). Contemporary art from the Tremaine Collection, (9 November 1988). (Introduction by Tracy Atkinson, Curator of the Tremaine Collection), (p. 44).
"Painted in 1956, Lehigh marks the midpoint of Kline’s series of large, imposing black and white paintings for which he is best known. The title refers to the coal country in eastern Pennsylvania where Kline was born, and he used the names and landscapes of the neighboring towns repeatedly in his abstract works. The technique of heavy paint application and scraping is used to achieve the form of one mass dominating its space."
The current location of Franz Kline’s Lehigh is unknown. Click to see a photo of the artwork.
To learn more about Franz Kline’s Lehigh since 1958, click the link(s) to article and exhibition compilations with documentation below.
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