Morris Louis
Beta Kappa, 1961, 103 1/4 x 173 in. (262.3 x 439.4 cm), Acrylic resin (Magna) on canvas,
du422

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Rights administered by Artists Rights Society (ARS)



Collection:
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., United States. Gift of Marcella Louis Brenner, 1970

Provenance:

Estate of the artist



Exhibitions:

(E 319): Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art (cat. no. 11, color), 1976–77

(E 397): Baltimore Museum of Art (cat. no. 9), 1982

(E 435): New York: Museum of Modern Art; Fort Worth, Texas: Fort Worth Art Museum; Washington D.C.: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution (color, p. 143), 1986-1987

(E 529): Williamstown, Massachusetts: The Clark Art Institute (color plate 9, pp. 68-69), 2014

(E 539): Washington D.C.: National Gallery of Art, 2016-17



References:

(B 249): Fried 1970, color pl. 150

National Gallery of Art, Annual Report 1971 (Washington, D.C.: 1971), bw, p. 12

(B 304): Richard 1972, bw, p. 27

(B 357): Carmean 1976, bw, p. 74

(B 359): Carmean November 1976, color, p. 124

Drath, The Washington Dossier, October 1976, bw, p. 46

(B 363): Gold 1976, bw, p. D12

National Gallery of Art, 1976 Annual Report (Washington, D.C.: 1977), bw, p. 23

King, Marian, Adventures in Art: National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. (New York: 1978), color pl. 76

National Gallery of Art, American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue (Washington D.C.: 1980), p. 195

Wilmerding, John, American Masterpieces from the National Gallery of Art (Washington D.C.: 1980), p. 19; revised edition 1988, p. 23

(B 412): Upright 1985, color pl., p. 117, cat. no. 422, color, p.171

Kopper, Philip, America's National Gallery of Art: A Gift to the Nation (New York: 1991), color, p. 314

National Gallery of Art, American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue (Washington D.C.: 1992), p. 228

Strick, Jeremy, Notes on Some Instances of Irony in Modern Pastoral, Studies in the History of Art (vol. 36, 1992: pp. 198-199), no. 1

(B 485): Godfrey 2007, fig. 8, color, p. 25



ML number:
ML 3-15