Morris Louis
Spreading, 1954, 79 1/8 x 97 in. (201.0 x 246.4 cm), Acrylic resin (Magna) on canvas, Inscribed, u.r.: ML 54,
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Collection:
Private collection [2012]

Provenance:

The artist

Clement Greenberg, New York

Vincent Melzac Collection, Washington, D.C.

Christie's, New York (sale GOODSELL-6804, lot 29), 5 March 1989



Exhibitions:

(E 26): New York: French & Company (cat. no. 3), April–May 1959

(E 61): New York: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (cat. no. 3, color), 1963

(E 131): Washington, D.C.: Washington Gallery of Modern Art (cat. no. 4), 1967

(E 221): Washington, D.C.: Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1968–69; (cat. no. 73, bw), 1971



References:

(B 79): Fried 1963, comm., p. 22

(B 249): Fried 1970, color pl. 29

(B 257): Hudson 1970, bw, p. 36

The Vincent Melzac Collection, Part One: The Washington Color Painters (1974), bw, p. 16

(B 356): Kagan 1975, color, p. 85

Fenton, Terry, Update, March–April 1982, color, cover

(B 412): Upright 1985, color pl., p.67, cat. no. 65, color, p.139

(B 418): Elderfield 1986, bw, p. 18

(B 483): Steiner 2006, fig. 26, color, p. 41