gene davis’ fab striped street

Henry Groskinsky

Henry Groskinsky

In 1972, artist Gene Davis painted his 414-ft-long painting “Franklin’s Footpath”on the street in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. So beautiful. Imagine if all more streets were painted in glorious stripe…

via Clauda Bruno

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4 Responses to gene davis’ fab striped street

  1. Ed Baker 09.18.2013 at 9:07pm #

    when I was in the sixth grade here in D.C., my teacher, Miss Strawn, was taking sculpting classes at the Corcoran and took me there to model (my head) for her
    sculpts…

    let’s see this must have been about 1955 or so and I was 10..
    anyway Gene Davis, a Washington “Colorist” was teaching classes there…. as was Frank Yee and some others in that group (Sam Shepherd ?, etc.)

    one thing that they did was one day they spread a silk parachute on the street in front of the Corcoran and went up on the roof and threw buckets of paint down… I was there and threw a cup of red paint down…

    anyway, surprised to see this on your blog…..

  2. Sally 09.18.2013 at 9:15pm #

    What an astonishing memory. Lucky you threw a cup of red paint onto Gene Davis’ parachute….!

  3. Rogier 09.19.2013 at 4:24am #

    a homage to color!
    In my hometown Rotterdam we have a beautiful example of a similar artwork.
    It has been there for several years now, just love the way the seasons play with it.

    Not my picture, but an example of how rain can intensify colors
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/35237097394@N01/6357917725

  4. Britnee 09.19.2013 at 12:24pm #

    So pretty! Wish all the streets were painted like this.

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