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Identification and Creation

Object Number
Morris Louis, American (Baltimore, MD 1912 - 1962 Washington, DC)
Work Type
Creation Place: North America, United States
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Physical Descriptions

Acrylic paint on canvas
267.34 x 372.11 cm (105 1/4 x 146 1/2 in.)
framed: 268.61 x 373.38 x 5.08 cm (105 3/4 x 147 x 2 in.)


Recorded Ownership History
[Andre Emmerich Gallery, New York, New York], sold; to Carter Burden, Jr., New York, New York, gift; to Fogg Art Museum, 1977.

NOTE: Provenance taken from "Morris Louis The Complete Paintings"; Diane Upright; Harry N. Abrahms, NY, 1985.

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Carter Burden, Jr.
© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Accession Year
Object Number
Modern and Contemporary Art

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Publication History

  • Sidney Tillim, "In the Galleries", Arts Magazine (December 1964), vol. XXXIX, p. 67
  • Lucy Lippard, "New York Letter", Art International (February 1965), no. 9, p. 65
  • Andrew Hudson, "Belated Tribute to a Washington Pioneer", The Washington Post (March 12, 1967), reproduced in color p. K1
  • Tom Robbins, "Seattle", Artforum (September 1967), vol. 6, p. 66
  • [Unidentified article], The Seattle Times (July 12, 1967), reproduced in b/w p. 27
  • Art for Embassies: Selections from the Woodward Foundation Collection, exh. cat., Washington Gallery of Modern Art (Washington, D.C, 1967), no. 6
  • Morris Louis: Veils and Unfurleds, exh. cat. (Seattle, WA, 1967), no. 16, reproduced in b/w
  • Michael Fried, Morris Louis, Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (New York, NY, 1971), reproduced, pl. 11
  • [Unidentified article], Fogg Art Museum Annual Report, 1977-1978, Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1982), reproduced in b/w p. 93
  • Diane Upright, Morris Louis: The Complete Paintings, Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (New York, NY, 1985), no. 339, p. 219, reproduced in color, p. 164

Exhibition History

  • Morris Louis, André Emmerich Gallery, New York, 10/01/1961 - 10/31/1961
  • Morris Louis, André Emmerich Gallery, New York, 01/01/1964 - 12/31/1964
  • Unidentified Exhibition, Seattle Art Museum, 1967, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, 01/01/1967 - 12/31/1967
  • Unidentified Exhibition, Washington Gallery of Modern Art, 1967, Washington Gallery of Modern Art, 01/01/1967 - 12/31/1967
  • Unidentified Exhibition, Everson Museum of Art, 1969, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, 01/01/1968 - 12/31/1969

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