Morris Louis
Number 22, 1961, 79 1/2 x 32 1/4 in. (201.9 x 81.9 cm), Acrylic resin (Magna) on canvas,
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Collection:
Louis A. Strauss, Toronto, Canada

Provenance:

André Emmerich Gallery, New York

John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco

Thomas W. Weisel, San Francisco

André Emmerich Gallery, New York



Exhibitions:

(E 306): Bologna, Italy: Arte Fiera'76, 1976



References:

(B 412): Upright 1985, cat. no. 495, color, p.177



Remarks:

Louis’s stretching marks on some of the Stripe paintings indicate that he intended to crop through the top and bottom of the painted area, as in this canvas. A photograph taken of the painting prior to its being stretched makes evident its stylistic relationship to the group of 1961 Stripe paintings.



ML number:
ML 22