Morris Louis
Libation, 1958, 98 x 144 in. (248.9 x 365.8 cm), Acrylic resin (Magna) on canvas,
du147

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Collection:
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan, 2008

Provenance:

French & Company, New York

David Gibbs (art dealer), New York

André Emmerich Gallery, New York

Kimiko and John Powers, New York



Exhibitions:

(E 26): New York: French & Company (cat. no. 8, dated 1954), April–May 1959

(E 29): London: Institute of Contemporary Art, 1960

(E 114): Cleveland Museum of Art, 1967

Denver Art Museum, on extended loan from 1982

Toyko, Japan: The National Museum of Modern Art, 13 June - 23 September 2009

Toyko, Japan: The National Museum of Modern Art, Meaningful Stain, 20 April - 8 August 2010

Toyko, Japan: The National Museum of Modern Art, 24 January - 6 May, 2012; 12 May - 29 July 2012

 



References:

Marlborough Fine Art Ltd. (London: 1961), cat. no. 12

(B 249): Fried 1970, bw pl. 62

(B 412): Upright 1985, cat. no. 147, color, p.146



Remarks:

When it was exhibited at French & Company in 1959, this painting measured 8 ft. 9 1/2 in. x 14 ft. 8 in. (268 x 447 cm.); it was later cut down and restretched.