Morris Louis
Saraband, 1959, 101 1/8 x 149 in. (256.9 x 378.5 cm), Acrylic resin (Magna) on canvas, Inscribed, u.r. (as reproduced here): M Louis 59,
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Collection:
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, United States, 1964

Provenance:

The artist (through French & Company, New York)

William Rubin, New York

Exchanged with the artist

Estate of the artist

André Emmerich Gallery, New York



Exhibitions:

(E 31): New York: French & Company (cat. no. 17, dimensions reversed), 1960

(E 61): New York: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (cat. no. 10, color), 1963

(E 121): Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Boston: Museum of Fine Arts; St. Louis, Missouri: City Art Museum (cat. no. 28, color, p. 51), 1967

(E 167): New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art (cat. no. 240, bw, p. 222), 1969–70

(E 315): New York: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (cat. no. 31, bw), 1976–77

(E 320): Albany, New York: New York State Museum (color, p. 58), 1977

(E 402): New York: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1982

(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. 111), 1986-1987

(E 502): Berlin, Germany: Deutsche Guggenheim (color brochure), 2010-2011



References:

(B 94): Rosenblum 1963, comm., p. 24, color, p. 25

(B 122): Solomon 1964, comm. (n.p.)

Rose, Barbara, American Art Since 1900 (New York: Praeger, 1967), p. 225, figs. 8–11

(B 249): Fried 1970, color pl. 10

Selections from The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Collection, 1900–1970 (New York: The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1970), comm., p. 278, color, p. 279

(B 291): Rubin 1971, p. 8

(B 375): Upright [Headley] 1977, comm., p. 29

(B 385): Upright [Headley] January–February 1978, color, pp. 90–91

Lauer, David A., Design Basics (New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1978), color, p. 131

Barnett, Vivian Endicott, Handbook: The Guggenheim Museum Collection 1900–1980 (New York: The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1980), comm., p. 492, color, p. 493

(B 401): Ayers 1982, bw, p. 44

(B 412): Upright 1985, color pl., p.87, cat. no. 188, color, p.150

(B 457): Dufrene 1996, bw, p. 50

(B 464): Fried 1998, color pl. 3

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.27

Malafronte, Allison, The History and Development of Acrylic, American Artist (74, no. 812, September 2010: 30-37), color, p. 35



Remarks:

There has been much discussion since Louis’s death regarding the proper hanging orientation of this painting. (See Upright [Headley], Morris Louis: The Veil Cycle, 1977, p. 29.) 



ML number:
ML 4-72