Morris Louis
Quo Numine Laeso, 1959, 103 x 77 in. (261.6 x 195.6 cm), Acrylic resin (Magna) on canvas, Inscribed, l.l.: Louis 59,
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Collection:
Present location unknown [2012]

Provenance:

Galerie Lawrence, Paris

Dr. and Mrs. Barnett Malbin (Winston/Malbin Collection), New York

Sotheby's, New York (sale 6011, lot 9), 8 May 1990



Exhibitions:

(E 29): London: Institute of Contemporary Art, 1960

(E 31): New York: French & Company (cat. no. 21), 1960

(E 40): Paris: Galerie Neufville, 1961

(E 41): Düsseldorf, Germany: Galerie Schmela (bw), 1962

(E 46): Paris: Galerie Lawrence, 1962

(E 157): Detroit Institute of Arts (cat. no. 99), 1969

(E 253): New York: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (cat. no. 62, bw), 1973–74

(E 455): Frankfurt, Germany: Galerie Neuendorf AG (color pl. 4), 1991



References:

(B 174): Baro 1967, color, p. 72

Lucie-Smith, Edward, Late Modern: The Visual Arts Since 1945 (New York: Praeger, 1971), color, p. 105 (labeled Untitled, 1959)

(B 412): Upright 1985, cat. no. 209, color, p.152

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.31



Remarks:

The title of this painting was selected by Clement Greenberg from the first book of Virgil’s Aeneid: “What deity offended.”