Morris Louis
Number 1-79, 1961, 78 3/4 x 68 in. (200.0 x 172.7 cm), Acrylic resin (Magna) on canvas,
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Collection:
Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Graham Gund, United States

Provenance:

André Emmerich Gallery, New York



Exhibitions:

(E 236): New York: André Emmerich Gallery (color), 1972

(E 398): Boston: Museum of Fine Arts (comm., p. 15, color, p. 76), 1982

(E 428): Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, July - September 1986



References:

(B 412): Upright 1985, cat. no. 445, color, p.173.



Remarks:

Louis’s stretching marks on some of the Stripe paintings indicate that he intended to crop through the top and the bottom of the painted area, as in the case of this canvas. A photograph taken of the painting prior to its being stretched makes evident its stylistic relationship to the early group of Stripe paintings.



ML number:
ML 1-79