Morris Louis
Gamma, 1959-1960, 81 1/8 x 53 3/4 in. (206 x 136 cm), Acrylic resin (Magna) on canvas,
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Collection:
Private collection [2014]

Provenance:

The artist

Clement Greenberg, New York

Vincent Melzac Collection, Washington, D.C.

Christie's, New York (sale GOODSELL-6804, lot 19), 3 May 1989

Private collection, Florida

Christie's, New York (sale 9066, lot 364), 19 November 1998

Sammlung Essl - Kunst der Gegenwart, Klosterneuburg, Austria

Christie's, London (sale 10863, lot 28), 13 October 2014



Exhibitions:

(E 28): Bennington, Vermont: Bennington College (cat. no. 4), 1960

(E 63): Regina, Saskatchewan: Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery, 1963 

Washington, D.C.: Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1967–68; (cat. no. 77, color), 1971

(E 154): Bucharest, Romania: Sala Dalles; Timisdara: Museul Banatului; Cluj: Galeria de Arta; Bratislava, Czechoslovakia: Slovak National Gallery; Prague: Wallenstein Palace; Brussels: Palais des Beaux-Arts (cat. no. 38), 1969

(E 267): London: Hayward Gallery (cat. no. 14, color), 1974

(E 282): West Palm Beach, Florida: Art Museum of the Palm Beaches, Norton Gallery and School of Art (cat. no. 21, color, p. 12), 1974

(E 307): Bonn, Germany: Rheinesches Landesmuseum (cat. no. 47, color); Belgrade, Yugoslavia: Museum of Modern Art (cat. no. 47, color); Rome: Gallery of Modern Art (cat. no. 47, color); Warsaw: National Museum of Poland (cat. no. 47, color); Baltimore: Maryland Science Center (cat. no. 43), 1976–77

(E 366): Jerusalem: Israel Museum; Tel Aviv Museum (cat. no. 7, color), 1980–81

Klosterneuburg, Austria: Sammlung Essl - Kunst der Gegenwart, Sammlung Essl - first view, 1999-2000 
Klosterneuburg, Austria: Sammlung Essl - Kunst der Gegenwart, Permanent 01, 2000-2002 

Klosterneuburg, Austria: Sammlung Essl - Kunst der Gegenwart, Visions of America: Zeitgenössische Kunst aus der Sammlung Essl und der Sonnabend Collection (catalogue, pp. 32, 40 and 156), 2004-2005

Klosterneuburg, Austria: Sammlung Essl - Kunst der Gegenwart, Passion For Art (color), 2007

(E 519): London: Sprüth Magers, 2013



References:

(B 78): Finley 1963, bw, p. 35

(B 80): Greenberg May 1963, ill., p. 174

(B 249): Fried 1970, bw pl. 103

(B 257): Hudson 1970, bw, p. 41

(B 314): Kurtz 1973, color, p. 33

(B 412): Upright 1985, cat. no. 193, color, p.150



Remarks:

When it was exhibited at Bennington College in 1960, this painting measured 6 ft. 6 1/4 in. x 8 ft. 9 5/8 in. (198.8 x 268.3 cm.). It was later cut down and restretched. For information regarding the dating of this painting, see Remarks for Masque, cat. no. 189.