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Untitled, (1948)

Franz Kline, American, b. Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, 1910–1962

Oil and collage on paperboard mounted on wood, 28 1/8 x 22 1/4 in. (71.3 x 56.4 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Accession Number: 66.2748

Provenance:
The New Gallery, New York
Mrs. Donald Peters, New York
Paul Kantor Gallery, Beverly Hills, 22 July 1959
Harold Diamond, New York, to 10 February 1963
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 10 February 1963-17 May 1966
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Exhibition History:
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975, fig. 530, p. 381; pp. 706-07.
THE PHILLIPS COLLECTION, Washington, DC. "Franz Kline: The Color Abstractions," 17 February-8 April 1979. 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.
CINCINNATI ART MUSEUM. "The Vital Gesture: Franz Kline in Retrospect," 27 November 1985-2 March 1986, ill. Tour: SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, 17 April-8 June; PENNSYLVANIA ACADEMY OF THE FINE ARTS, Philadelphia, 26 June-28 September.
MUSEE RATH, Geneva. "Les figures de la liberte," 27 October 1995-7 January 1996, no. 143, p. 251.
CENTO ATLANTICO DE ARTE MODERNO, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain. "A Rebours: La Rebelion Informalista 1939-1968," 20 April-13 June 1999, ill. p. 202. Tour: MUSEO NACIONAL CENTRO DE ARTE REINA SOFIA, Madrid, 6 July-11 October 1999.
MUSEE DES BEAUX ARTS DE LYON, France. "Starting from Scratch: American and European Art in the Aftermath of World War II (1945-1950)," 22 October 2008-2 February 2009.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Over, Under, Next: Experiments in Mixed Media, 1913-Present," 18 April-8 September 2013, no cat.

Published References:
LERNER, ABRAM, et al. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Abrams, 1974): pp. 706-07, fig. 530, p. 381.
ANFAM, DAVID, ed. Abstract Expressionism (London: Royal Academy Books, 2016), fig. 84.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Abstract Expressionism (First Generation)