Morris Louis
Delta, 1960, 105 x 141 1/2 in. (266.7 x 359.4 cm), Acrylic resin (Magna) on canvas,
du325

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Collection:
The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania, United States. Centennial gift of the Woodward Foundation, Washington, D.C., 1975

Provenance:

André Emmerich Gallery, New York

The Woodward Foundation, Washington, D.C.



Exhibitions:

(E 28): Bennington, Vermont: Bennington College (cat. no. 3), 1960

(E 84): Venice: Biennale di Venezia XXXII, 1964

Madrid: United States Embassy Residence, 1966

Moscow: United States Embassy Residence, 1968

Bucharest, Romania: United States Embassy Residence, 1970

Philadelphia Museum of Art, June 20 - July 29, 1973

(E 335): Philadelphia Museum of Art, February 18 - March 20, 1977

Washington D.C.: National Jewish Museum, Faces of Jewish Art, August 8 - October 10, 1996



References:

(B 207): Korengold 1968, color, p. 262

(B 412): Upright 1985, cat. no. 325, color, p.162

(B 475): Humblet 2003, color, p. 153



Remarks:

This painting and Alpha (cat. no. 335) are the only two Unfurleds stretched and exhibited during the artist’s lifetime. His use of transliterations of letters from the Greek alphabet for their titles instituted a practice continued by his estate for the titling of all other paintings from the Unfurled series.



ML number:
ML 5-62