oil on canvas
98.98 in. (251.40 cm.) (height) by 77.48 in. (196.80 cm.) (width)
signed and dated 'FRANZ KLINE 58' (on the reverse)
New York, Sidney Janis Gallery, New Paintings by Franz Kline, May-June 1958.New York, Sidney Janis Gallery, Franz Kline: Memorial Exhibition, December 1963, no. 12 (illustrated).Los Angeles County Museum of Art, New York School: the First Generation. Paintings of the 1940's and 1950's, July-August 1965, p. 128, no. 59 (illustrated in color).Turin, Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Franz Kline 1910-1962, October 2004-January 2005, pp. 260-261 and 300 (illustrated in color).
T. Hess, "Reviews and Previews: Franz Kline," ARTNews, Summer 1958, p. 14 (illustrated).M. Sawin, "In the Galleries: Franz Kline," Arts Magazine, September 1958, p. 57.I. Sandler, The Triumph of American Painting: A History of Abstract Expressionism, New York, 1970, p. 254, pl. 23 (illustrated in color).25 Years of Janis, exh. cat., New York, Sidney Janis Gallery, 1974, pl. 110 (illustrated).The Vital Gesture: Franz Kline, exh. cat., Cincinnati Art Museum, 1985, pp. 113-114 and 141.A. Kingsley, "Franz Kline in Provincetown," Provincetown Arts, August 1985, pp. 6-7. Franz Kline: Art and the Structure of Identity, exh. cat., Barcelona, 1994, pp. 176, 187 and 188.de Kooning: A Retrospective, exh. cat., New York, The Museum of Modern Art, 2011, p. 320, no. 5 (illustrated in color).
Sidney Janis Gallery, New YorkIsobel and I. Donald Grossman, New York, circa 1958Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New YorkPrivate collection, ParisC & M Arts, New YorkPrivate collection, San FranciscoAcquired from the above by the present owner