Morris Louis
Dalet Tet, 1959, 102 5/8 x 93 1/2 in. (260.7 x 237.5 cm), Acrylic resin (Magna) on canvas,
du184

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Rights administered by Artists Rights Society (ARS)



Collection:
Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio, United States

Provenance:

Estate of the artist



Exhibitions:

(E 319): Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art (cat. no. 4, color), 1976–77

(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. 20, color, p. 12), 1977–78

(E 473): Scottsdale, Arizona and Santa Fe, New Mexico: Riva Yares Gallery (color, p. 12), 2001

(E 480): Atlanta, Georgia: High Museum of Art; San Diego, California: Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego; Washington D.C.: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution (cat. no. 11, color, p. 83), 2006-2008



References:

Drath, The Washington Dossier, October 1976, comm., p. 47

(B 376): Millard 1977, comm., p. 255

(B 380): Wright 1977, comm., p. 56, color, p. 57

(B 385): Upright [Headley] January–February 1978, color, p. 89

(B 412): Upright 1985, color pl., p. 84, cat. no. 184, color, p.149

The French & Co. Show of 1960: Originally Curated by Clement Greenberg, Revisited (Santa Fe, New Mexico and Scottsdale, Arizona: Riva Yares Gallery, 2004), exh. cat., color pl., p.34

Toledo Museum of Art Masterworks (Toledo Museum of Art, 2009), color, p. 335



Remarks:

The unstretched canvas bore the following inscription: “1 in. of white on each side or per Clem[ent Greenberg].” This notation indicates the artist’s intention to frame the painted image with a narrow unpainted margin as well as his willingness to defer to Greenberg’s decision in matters of cropping.



ML number:
ML 2-16