Morris Louis
Dawn, 1958-1959, 91 1/2 x 138 in. (232.4 x 350.5 cm), Acrylic resin (Magna) on canvas, Inscribed, back: No. 26 Dawn,
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Collection:
Private collection [2012]

Provenance:

André Emmerich Gallery, New York

Private collection, San Diego, California

Sotheby's, New York (sale 6616, lot 14), 1 November 1994



Exhibitions:

(E 393): Toronto: Gallery One (color, cover), 1981–82

(E 403): New York: André Emmerich Gallery (color), 1982

(E 525): New York: Mnuchin Gallery (color, pp. 37-39), 2014



References:

(B 403): Lipsey 1982, color, p. 142

(B 412): Upright 1985, cat. no. 92, color, p.141



Remarks:

The inscription is evidence that Louis was considering this painting for exhibition, most likely at French & Company in New York in 1959, when a group of similar pictures was first shown.



ML number:
ML 1-05