Morris Louis
Alpha Epsilon, 1960, 106 x 232 in. (269.2 x 589.3 cm), Acrylic resin (Magna) on canvas,
du340

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Collection:
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California, United States. Gift of Robert A. Rowan, 1982

Provenance:

André Emmerich Gallery, New York

Robert A. Rowan, Pasadena, California



Exhibitions:

(E 127): San Francisco Museum of Art, 1967

(E 128): Seattle Art Museum (cat. no. 22, color, cover), 1967

(E 196): Pasadena, California: Pasadena Art Museum, 1970

Berkeley, California: University of California Art Museum, on extended loan 1971–74

(E 319): Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art (cat. no. 10, color), 1976–77

Los Angeles: Museum of Contemporary Art, Abstract Painting Since 1960, 10 July - 9 October 1988

Los Angeles: Museum of Contemporary Art, Constructing A History, 17 November 1989 - 4 March 1990

Los Angeles: Museum of Contemporary Art, Selections from the Permanent Collection: Pop Art and Minimalism 1960-1975, 7 April - 26 May 1991

Santa Fe: Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of New Mexico,  Romantic Modernism, 100 Years, 3 June - 15 August 1994

Los Angeles: Museum of Contemporary Art, Geometric Forms & Abstract Images: Selections from the Permanent Collection, 9 October - 27 November 1994

Los Angeles: MET Life Building, 15 February - 18 November 1996

Los Angeles: Museum of Contemporary Art, Color Fields: Selections from the Permanent Collection, 24 November 1996 - 30 March 1997

Oakland, California: Mills College Art Museum, Selections from the Robert A. Rowan Collection, 8 September - 24 October 1999

Los Angeles: Museum of Contemporary Art, Into the Unknown: Abstraction from the Collection 1940-1960, 13 February - 13 June 2005

(E 480): Atlanta, Georgia: High Museum of Art; San Diego, California: Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego; Washington D.C.: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution (cat. no. 19, color, p. 99), 2006-2008



References:

(B 189): Michener 1967, color, pp. 40–41

(B 202): Coplans 1968, color, p. 69

(B 249): Fried 1970, color pl. 116

(B 359): Carmean November 1976, color, p. 125

(B 364): Upright [Headley] 1976, comm., pp. 72–73, bw, p. 72

(B 373): Elderfield 1977, color, p. 28

(B 376): Millard 1977, comm., p. 256

(B 380): Wright 1977, comm., p. 58

(B 412): Upright 1985, color pl., p. 24, cat. no. 340, color, p.164

(B 418): Elderfield 1986, bw, p. 67

(B 455): Buretel 1996, bw, p. 18



ML number:
ML 4-10