Morris Louis
Last of a Series, 1960, 105 x 105 in. (266.7 x 266.7 cm), Acrylic resin (Magna) on canvas,
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Rights administered by Artists Rights Society (ARS)



Collection:
Gersh Family Partnership, Beverly Hills, California, United States [2012]

Provenance:

André Emmerich Gallery, New York

Paul Waldman, New York

Dayton’s Gallery 12, Minneapolis

Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles

Mrs. Philip Gersh, Beverly Hills, California



Exhibitions:

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, on loan 1961–62

(E 124): New York: André Emmerich Gallery (color), 1967

(E 190): Minneapolis: Dayton’s Gallery 12 (cat. no. 4, color), 1970



References:

(B 242): Baker 1970, color, p. 37, comm., p. 63

(B 249): Fried 1970, bw pl. 93

(B 412): Upright 1985, cat. no. 269, color, p.157



Remarks:

On 6 May 1961, when this painting was at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Clement Greenberg wrote to Morris Louis: “I suggest you give the painting a name and a date, and ask Jim [Elliott] to write them on the back of the canvas.—Why not call it ‘Last of a Series,’ which is what it is?

See Remarks for Aleph Series VII, cat. no. 261.



ML number:
ML 4-71