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Gasoline Tank, 1930
Object Date: ca. 1929

Stuart Davis

Gloucester, Massachusetts
Gouache and watercolor over graphite on paper, H: 14 x W: 18.875 in (image)
Anonymous gift, 1937  37.112
© the artist estate/VAGA
Not On View
Primary Title Notes: 1981 Newark Museum American Art Catalog
Alternate Title: Gas Pumps

Inscriptions:
recto: l.r. graphite "Stuart Davis"; verso: l.l. red crayon "STUART DAVIS 'Gasoline Tank' / 37.112 (Gas Pumps)"

Labels/Stamps:
from old backing on file: label "THE NEWARK MUSEUM / 37.112 / Stuart Davis, 1930 / American / GASOLINE TANK / Watercolor on paper / 15 7/8 in. by 20 5/8 in. / Collection of the[sic] Newark Museum, / Anonymous Gift, 1937 / 49 WASHINGTON STREET, P.O. BOX 540, NEWARK, NEW JERSEY 07101-0540"

labels from old backing on file: "The Drawings[sic] of Stuart Davis / EXHIBITION / Stuart Davis / ARTIST / Gasoline Tank 1931-32 / TITLE / checklist 51 crate 2 / McNAY ART MUSEUM / SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS"; "NO: 51 DIMS: 15 7/8 x 20 5/8 in / ARTIST: / TITLE: / Gasoline Tank / MEDIUM: Watercolor on paper / LENDER: Collection of The Newark Museum / EXHIBITION: (106) / The Drawings of Stuart Davis: CIRCULATION DATES: 12/12/92 - 04/10/94 / THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF ARTS / 41 East 65th Street, New York, NY 10021 / (212) 988-7700 FAX: (212)861-2487";

Provenance: Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr., (for publication purposes: Private collection,) New York, N.Y.
Exhibition History:
"Constructive Spirit: Abstract Art in South and North America, 1920s - 50s" Newark Museum, Newark, New Jersey (February 17 - May 23, 2010); Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas (June 26 - September 5, 2010).

"Inheriting Cubism: The Impact of Cubism on American Art, 1909-1936", Hollis Tagert Galleries, New York, New York (November 28, 201 - January 12, 2002)

"The Amazing Continuity: The Drawings of Stuart Davis" The American Federation of Arts, New York, New York; Terra Museum of American Art, Chicago, Iillinois (December 12, 1992 - February 7, 1993); Middlebury College Museum of Art, Middlebury, Vermont (March 3 - May 2, 1993); Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas (May 23 - July 18, 1993); Davenport Museum of Art, Davenport, Iowa (August 6 - October 3, 1993); The Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts (October 21 - December 31, 1993); Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska (February 12 - April 10, 1994); The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C., (May 7 - August 28, 1994)

"Survey of Watercolor - U.S.A. from 1870-1946" Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota (March 11 - September 8, 1949)

"A Museum in Action", The Newark Museum, Newark, New Jersey, (October 31, 1944 - January 31, 1945)

"33 Moderns: The Downtown Gallery Exhibition of Paintings, Sculpture, Watercolors, Drawings and Prints by Thirty-three American Contemporary Artists" Grand Central Galleries, New York, New York (January 28 - February 15, 1930)

"Water Colors of Stuart Davis" Whitney Studio Galleries, New York, New York (November 25 - December 7, 1929) (pamphlet, as Gas Pumps)

Keywords: Gas station, Figures, Industrial Landscape, Commercial, Sign, Watercolor, Painting