Friday, March 4, 2011

Painting the Town

This is from Ali Loves Curtis, about Gene Davis and painting the town.
gene davis & big stripes

franklins footpath

Gene Davis worked as a sports reporter and political journalist before he started painting at age 29. He went on to help legitimize the Washington Color School as a regional art movement, and become faculty at the Corcoran School of Art.

In 1972 Franklin's Footpath was the world's largest painting, created by painting stripes on the street in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Apparently you can see the remains of a similar work done in Davis' style on 8th Street Northwest in Washington but I never caught sight of it.

1 comment:

Rene' said...

This is incredible! What a great project! I'm amazed at the straight lines! I couldn't make a straight line with a plumb!

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