FRANZ KLINE (1910-1962)
PROPERTY FROM THE ALLAN STONE COLLECTION
FRANZ KLINE (1910-1962)
ink on telephone book page
11 x 8 ¾ in. (27.9 x 22.2 cm.)
Painted in 1950-1951.
Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner
Franz Kline 1910-1962, exh. cat., Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, 2004, p. 306 (illustrated).
New York, Allan Stone Gallery, Franz Kline: Architecture and Atmosphere, October 1997-January 1998, no. 24 (illustrated).
New York, Allan Stone Projects, Artists of the New York School, October-December 2016.
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The sheet is hinged at the upper corners to the backing board and is affixed to a secondary paper support. The sheet is slightly discolored overall, in keeping with the age of the found support. A small possible repaired tear is visible on the upper left edge. Small tears with associated paper loss are visible along the left edge and in the upper right corner. There is no apparent inpainting visible under ultraviolet light.
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