Morris Louis
Untitled, 1960-1961, 105 x 202 in. (266.7 x 513.1 cm), Acrylic resin (Magna) on canvas,
du401

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Collection:
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, United States. The Muriel Kallis Steinberg Newman Collection. Gift of Muriel Kallis Newman, 2006

Provenance:

André Emmerich Gallery, New York

The Muriel Kallis Steinberg Newman Collection



Exhibitions:

(E 61): New York: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (cat. no. 17, color), 1963

(E 387): New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art (comm., p. 98, bw, pp. 98–99), 1981

(E 490): New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art (color, p. 185), 2007 - 2008



References:

(B 79): Fried 1963, color, p. 24

(B 94): Rosenblum 1963, comm., p. 26, color, p. 27

(B 146): Robbins 1965, color, p. 50

Goldman, Judith, "Collecting in Chicago: Love Affairs with Art," Artnews, vol. 78, no. 2, February 1979, p. 49

Hess, Saturday Review, October 1980, color, p. 75

Glueck, Grace, "Met is Given a $12 Million Art Collection," New York Times, 10 December 1980, p. 21

Kramer, Hilton, "Modernist Show Moves Met Firmly into Art of 20th Century," New York Times, 22 May 1981, p. C21

Loercher-Pazicky, Connaissance des Arts, August 1981, color, p. 21, color, cover (detail)

Wolff, The Christian Science Monitor, 13 April 1982, bw, p. 20

(B 412): Upright 1985, cat. no. 401, color, p.170

Agee, William, "Muriel Kallis Newman: Life Among the Moderns," Architectural Digest, December 1986, p. 70



Remarks:

This was the first of the narrow rivulet Unfurled paintings to be stretched for exhibition. The decision to stretch the canvas as wide as possible made visible along the left and right edges the irregularities at the origin of each color rivulet. It was later decided to stretch all similar paintings following the marks of the stretcher used by Louis when he painted the Unfurleds, thus eliminating the drips and runs along the edges.



ML number:
ML 58