Morris Louis
Capricorn, 1959-1960, 78 1/4 x 105 1/4 in. (198.8 x 267.3 cm), Acrylic resin (Magna) on canvas, Inscribed, front, u.l.: ML 1960; back, u.r.: Capricorn Louis 1960↑,
du192

Copyright © 2014 MICA

Rights administered by Artists Rights Society (ARS)



Collection:
Present location unknown [2012]

Provenance:

Park International, New York

Lawrence Rubin Gallery, New York

Private collection, New York



Exhibitions:

(E 28): Bennington, Vermont: Bennington College (cat. no. 5), 1960



References:

(B 284): Lynn 1971, comm., p. 30

(B 412): Upright 1985, cat. no. 192, color, p.150

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



Remarks:

Louis used the title Capricorn for two paintings (see also cat. no. 197). The arrow inscribed on the back of the canvas indicates that at one time Louis intended to have the painting hung “upside down” (relative to the position in which it is reproduced here). For information regarding the dating of this painting, see Remarks for Masque, cat. no. 189.