Morris Louis
Salient, 1954, 74 1/2 x 99 1/4 in. (189.2 x 252.1 cm), Acrylic resin (Magna) on canvas, Inscribed, l.r.: M Louis 54,
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Collection:
Private collection, New York, United States [2012]

Provenance:

The artist

Clement Greenberg, New York

William Rubin, New York

M. Knoedler & Co., New York

Steven Jacobson, New York



Exhibitions:

(E 22): New York: Martha Jackson Gallery (cat. no. 1), 1957

(E 28): Bennington, Vermont: Bennington College (cat. no. 6, labeled Green Painting), 1960

(E 61): New York: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (cat. no. 2, color), 1963

(E 165): New York: Museum of Modern Art, June–October 1969

(E 267): London: Hayward Gallery (cat. no. 1, color), 1974

(E 319): Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art (cat. no. 1, color), 1976–77

(E 435): New York: Museum of Modern Art (color, p. 87), 1986-87



References:

(B 188): Michelson 1967, color, p. 143

(B 249): Fried 1970, color pl. 27

Arnason, H. H., in Britannica Encyclopedia of American Art (Chicago: 1973), color, pp. 352–53 (incorrectly labeled Saraband)

(B 323): Alloway 1974, comm., pp. 63–64, bw, p. 63

(B 332): Elsen 1974, comm., p. 11

(B 362): Forgey 1976, comm., p. 104

(B 401): Ayers 1982, bw, p. 44

(B 412): Upright 1985, color pl., p. 66, cat. no. 63, color, p.138

(B 457): Dufrene 1996, bw, p. 49



Remarks:

This painting has been previously reproduced and exhibited inversely relative to its illustration here. See The Practice of Morris Louis, for a discussion of this matter.