Morris Louis
Gemini, 1962, 81 7/8 x 27 1/8 in. (208.0 x 68.9 cm), Acrylic resin (Magna) on canvas,
du605

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Rights administered by Artists Rights Society (ARS)



Collection:
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California, United States. Gift of the Ducommun and Gross Fund, 1987

Provenance:

Estate of the artist



Exhibitions:

Chicago: Navy Pier, International Art Exhibition, 1983



References:

(B 412): Upright 1985, cat. no. 605, color, p.187

(B 475): Humblet 2003, color, p. 161

New York, Mid-Century. (New York: Vendome Press, 2014), color, p. 67



Remarks:

Green crayon markings made by Louis at the bottom edge indicate that he once considered cutting the canvas so as to make two paintings. For this reason, the picture was assigned estate inventory numbers 1-46 and 1-46A. The unpainted margin between the group of stripes on the left and those on the right was not wide enough, however, to permit the stretching of two separate paintings.



ML number:
ML 1-46/1-46A