63 3/4 x 51 in
Frank Bowling's "Map Paintings" (1967-1971) came to life at his New York studio on lower Broadway in Soho where he had room to explore further his formal dilemma with colour. The expansion of the physical scale of his paintings was a product of this new, spacious and intriguing surrounding, where shadows guided Bowling to a formalist approach to the map figures he discovered.
False Start, 1967 was previously at Spanierman Modern (?)
Frank Bowling Paintings 1967-2012 Spanierman Modern, New York
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