Morris Louis
Plenitude, 1958, 90 7/8 x 140 in. (233.7 x 360.7 cm), Acrylic resin (Magna) on canvas,
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Collection:
Present location unknown [2012]

Provenance:

Estate of the artist

Christie's, New York (sale 2440, lot 62), 11 May 2011



Exhibitions:

(E 26): New York: French & Company (cat. no. 16), April–May 1959

(E 326): Minneapolis: Walker Art Center; Denver Art Museum; Fort Worth, Texas: Fort Worth Art Museum; Syracuse, New York: Everson Museum of Art; Baltimore Museum of Art (cat. no. 17, bw, p. 21, color, p. 23), 1977–78

(E 457): New York: André Emmerich Gallery (color), 1992

(E 473): Scottsdale, Arizona and Santa Fe, New Mexico: Riva Yares Gallery (color, p.7), 2001

Miami, Florida: The Goldman Warehouse Jules Olitski: Six Decades, 18 February - 15 April 2005 (color, p. 49)

(E 501): Washington, D.C.: Conner Contemporary Art, 2009



References:

(B 412): Upright 1985, cat. no. 168, color, p.148

(B 485): Godfrey 2007, fig. 7, color, p. 24

Upright, Diane, "Morris Louis: Bronze Veils," Christie’s International Highlights (vol. 2, no. 2, Spring 2011; 18-19), color, p. 18



Remarks:

When it was exhibited at French & Company in 1959, this painting measured 8 ft. 10 in. x 15 ft. 5 in. (269.2 x 469.9 cm.); it was later cut down and restretched.



ML number:
ML 5-78