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    Sale 2049

    Post-War & Contemporary Art Morning Session

    13 November 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 274

    Morris Louis (1912-1962)

    Landscape (Mid-day)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Morris Louis (1912-1962)
    Landscape (Mid-day)
    signed and dated 'Louis 53' (upper center)
    magna on canvas
    45 x 35 in. (114.3 x 88.9 cm.)
    Painted in 1953.


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    Provenance

    J. Leon and Pauline Shereshefsky, Chevy Chase
    By descent to the present owner


    Literature

    D. Headley [Upright], "In Addition to the Veils," Art in America January-February 1978, p. 87 (illustrated in color).
    R. Ayers, "Colour and Motion: Morris Louis," Artscribe, no. 33, February 1982, p. 42 (illustrated).
    D. Upright, Morris Louis: The Complete Paintings, A Catalogue Raisonné, New York, 1985, pp. 137 and 197, no. 50 (illustrated in color).


    Exhibited

    Los Angeles County Museum; Boston, Museum of Fine Arts and St. Louis, City Art Museum, Morris Louis: 1912-1962, February-August 1967, p. 38, no. 11 (illustrated).