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Cross Section

Photo: Paul Macapia

Cross Section

1956

Franz Kline

American, 1910 - 1962

Oil on canvas
53 1/2 x 63 in. (135.9 x 160cm)
Gift of the Virginia and Bagley Wright Collection, in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Seattle Art Museum
2020.15.17
Provenance: [Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, 1958]; purchased by Virginia and Bagley Wright, Seattle
Photo: Paul Macapia
location
Not currently on view

Resources

Exhibition HistoryNew York, Sidney Janis Gallery, 7 Americans, Sept. 1956.

Portland, Oregon, Portland Art Museum, Collection of Mr. and Mrs. C. Bagley Wright: Twentieth Century American and European Paintings and Sculpture, Nov. 8 - Dec. 8, 1964. Cat. no. 28.

New York, New York, Marlborough-Gerson Gallery, Franz Kline: 1910–1962, Mar. 1967.

Seattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, Franz Kline: Color Abstractions, Sept. 27 - Oct. 25, 1979.

Portland, Oregon, Portland Art Museum, American Art: A Portland Perpsective, Nov. 28 - Jan. 20, 1985.

Polanco, Leo Castelli Gallery, Masterpieces of Mid-Century Art, June 25 - Oct. 28, 1987.

Seattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, The New York School, Nov. 23 - Jan. 29, 1989.

Seattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, The Virginia and Bagley Wright Collection of Modern Art, Mar. 4 - May 5, 1999.

Seattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, SAM at 75: Building a Collection for Seattle, May 5 - Sept. 9, 2007.

Seattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, Big Picture: Art After 1945, July 23, 2016–May 16, 2021 [Cross Section on view July 23–Nov. 6, 2016].

Seattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, City of Tomorrow: Jinny Wright and the Art That Shaped a New Seattle, Oct. 23, 2020 - Jan. 18, 2021.
Published ReferencesEliot, Alexander. Three-Hundred Years of American Painting, New York, 1957.

"Collection of Mr. and Mrs. C. Bagley Wright: Twentieth Century American and European Paintings and Sculpture," Portland, OR: Portland Art Museum, Nov. 8-Dec. 6, 1964,no. 28.

Ishikawa, Chiyo, ed. "A Community of Collectors: 75th Anniversary Gifts to the Seattle Art Museum." Seattle: Seattle Art Museum, 2007, p. 27, illus. p. 26

Cohen-Solal, Annie, et al. "New York Mid-Century 1945-1965: Art, Architecture, Design, Dance, Theater, Nightlife." New York: The Vendome Press, 2014; Reproduced p. 40.

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