Morris Louis
Beth Gimel, 1958, 133 x 93 in. (337.8 x 236.2 cm), Acrylic resin (Magna) on canvas,
du178

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Rights administered by Artists Rights Society (ARS)



Collection:
Private collection [2014]

Provenance:

André Emmerich Gallery, New York

Robert A. Rowan, Pasadena, California

Private collection



Exhibitions:

(E 196): Pasadena, California: Pasadena Art Museum, 1970

Berkeley, California: University of California Art Museum, on extended loan 1971–74

New York: Sotheby Parke Bernet (sale 3988, lot 414, color), 12 May 1977

Ithaca, New York: Cornell University, on extended loan 1977–82

(E 435): New York: Museum of Modern Art; Fort Worth, Texas: Fort Worth Art Museum; Washington D.C.: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution (color, p. 103), 1986-1987

(E 541): Los Angeles, California: Honor Fraser Gallery, 2017



References:

(B 249): Fried 1970, color pl. 70

Selz, Peter, Art in Our Times (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1981), color pl. 1170

(B 412): Upright 1985, color pl., p. 82, cat. no. 178, color, p.149

Rothbart, Daniel, Jewish Metaphysics as Generative Principle in American Art (Naples: Ulisse e Calipso, 1994), fig. 19, bw



Remarks:

This painting and paintings DU179–DU182 are catalogued together because of their vertical format, which is unusual in Louis’s Veil series. Paintings DU178–DU181 are obviously related in all other respects to the 1958 Veils, while DU182 shares many features with the 1959 Veils.



ML number:
ML 1-03