Stuart Davis (1892–1964) was an American.
The exhibition is unusual in its focus on Davis’s mature career and on his working method of using preexisting motifs as springboards for new compositions. From 1939 on, Davis rarely painted a work that did not make reference, however hidden, to one or more of his earlier compositions. Such “appropriation” is a distinctive aspect of his mature art.
Egg Beater No. 2, 1928, oil on canvas, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth. © Estate of Stuart Davis/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY
Whitney audio on Egg Beater 4.
House and Street, 1931, oil on canvas, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Purchase. © Estate of Stuart Davis/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY
W audio on House and Street.
Voyelle, Chapter 26, 2013
Silkscreen ink, gesso on wood, and wooden shelf
32 3/8 x 32 3/8 x 7 inches (82.2 x 82.2 x 17.8 cm)