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Morris Louis (1912-1962) Pillar of Fire magna on canvas 92 x 47 5/8 in.(233.7 x 121 cm.) Painted in 1961.
Provenance
André Emmerich Gallery, New York
Harry N. Abrams Family Collection, New York
Anon. sale; Sotheby's, New York, 2 May 1989, lot 71
Anon. sale; Christie's, New York, 3 May 1995, lot 9
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner
Literature
"Art Since 1950: America," Artforum, September 1962, p. 30 (illustrated)
"Unfurled Banners," Time, April 1967, p. 73 (illustrated in color) J. Coplans, Serial Imagery, Pasadena, 1968, p. 72 (illustrated)
M. Fried, Morris Louis, New York, 1970, no. 155 (illustrated)
A. Hudson, Ten Washington Artists: 1950-1970, Edmonton, 1970, p. 15 (illustrated)
R. Ayers, "Colour and Motion: Morris Louis," Artscribe, February 1982, pp. 38-46
S. Hunter and J. Jacobus, Modern Art: painting, sculpture, architecture, New York, 1985, 2nd edition, p. 316, no. 578 (illustrated in color)
D. Upright, Morris Louis: The Complete Paintings, A Catalogue Raisonné, New York, 1985, p. 172, no. 431 (illustrated in color)
J. Elderfield, Morris Louis, New York, 1986, p. 79 (illustrated)
Exhibited
New York, André Emmerich Gallery, Morris Louis, October 1961
Seattle, World's Fair, Century 21 Exhibition, April-October 1962, no. 38
Waltham, Brandeis University, Rose Art Museum, American Art Since 1950, November-December 1962, p. 34, no. 38.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Minneapolis, Walker Art Center, and Toronto, Art Gallery of Ontario, Post Painterly Abstraction, April-December 1964, no. 59
New York, The Jewish Museum, The Harry N. Abrams Family Collection, June-September 1966, no. 80
Los Angeles County Museum of Fine Art; Boston, Museum of Fine Arts; and St. Louis, City Art Museum, Morris Louis: 1912-1962, February-August 1967, p. 64, no. 43 (illustrated)
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