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Gene Davis Hot Beat Mug
- Designed exclusively for the Smithsonian.
- Holds 14 oz.
- Comfortable C-shaped handle
- White interior.
- Dishwasher and microwave safe.
Gene Davis was a Washington, DC artist and part of the 1960’s Washington Color School art movement. He regarded the stripe as “Subject matter – in the same way that one artist uses the nude and another landscape.” Davis described his method as “Extremely romantic, chaotic, intuitive – anything but careful and calculated.”
Image Credit: Gene Davis, Hot Beat, 1964, acrylic on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Woodward Foundation