16 May 2001
Morris Louis (1912-1962)
acrylic on canvas
102½ x 165½ in. (260.4 x 420.4 cm.)
Painted in 1961
André Emmerich Gallery, New York.
Nicholas Wilder Gallery, Los Angeles.
Paul Kantor, New York.
Stephen Mazoh, New York.
Paul Schumpf, New York.
ACA Gallery, New York.
Acquired from the above by the present owner, November 1987.
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C. C. McKinley, Architectural Digest, 38, no. 3, March 1981, p. 96 (illustrated in color).
D. Upright, Morris Louis: The Complete Paintings, New York, 1985, p. 224, no. 408 (illustrated in color, p. 170).
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This month, Christie’s offers one of the American artist’s large-scale works. In October, she will tackle the monumental proportions of Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall