Black and White

(American, 1910–1962)
Support: Yellow-beige wove paper, laid down on cream(3) wove paper (discolored)
Sheet: 31.7 x 25.2 cm (12 1/2 x 9 15/16 in.); Secondary Support: 32.4 x 26 cm (12 3/4 x 10 1/4 in.)
© The Franz Kline Estate / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Location: not on view
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Kline often worked with cheap, plentiful paper, such as telephone pages.


Known for his abstract paintings of bold interlocking forms in black and white paint, Franz Kline made many drawings, using the medium to work out his ideas quickly. Once he discovered a compelling image through this process. he worked directly from it to create a painting. This sheet does not directly correspond to a canvas, although it is generally related to a work from 1961. Its title was probably assigned by the artist's gallery, as he typically left his works untitled.
Black and White

Black and White


Franz Kline

(American, 1910–1962)
America, 20th century

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