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Trellis, 1953, 76 x 104 in. (193.0 x 264.2 cm), Acrylic resin (Magna) on canvas, Inscribed, u.r.: M Louis, du48

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High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, United States. Gift of the Marcella Brenner Revocable Trust, 2010


Estate of the artist


(E 13): New York: Kootz Gallery, 1954

(E 121): Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Boston: Museum of Fine Arts; St. Louis, Missouri: City Art Museum (cat. no. 13, color, p. 8), 1967

(E 452): Milan, Italy: Padiglione d’arte contemporanea, 1990

(E 480): Atlanta, Georgia: High Museum of Art; San Diego, California: Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego; Washington D.C.: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution (cat. no. 3, color, p. 67), 2006-2008


(B 9): Fitzsimmons 1954, comm., p. 10

(B 249): Fried 1970, color pl. 20

(B 359): Carmean October 1976, bw, p. 117, comm., pp. 116–17

(B 373): Elderfield 1977, comm., p. 31

(B 376): Millard 1977, comm., p. 254

(B 412): Upright 1985, color pl., p. 13, cat. no. 1, color, p.137

(B 418): Elderfield 1986, bw, p. 15

(B 456): De Chassey 1996, bw, p. 31

(B 516): Wilken 2014, color, p. 15


The title, one of the very few associative ones given by Louis, refers to the grape arbor he maintained in the garden of his Washington home. Gardening was one of the few pleasures Louis enjoyed outside his studio, since it was an activity he could perform while waiting for a canvas to dry.

ML number:

ML 4-21

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