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In pencil: for: New Decade 1955
Typed: STATEMENT Franz Kline
Since 1949 I’ve been working mainly in black & white paint or ink on paper. Previous to this I planned painting compositions with brush and ink using figurative forms and actual objects with color.
The first work in only black and white seemed related to figures and I titled them as such. Later the results seemed to signify something but difficult to give subject name to and at present I find it impossible to make a direct verbal statement about the painting in black & white