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Sidle, 1961, 80 1/2 x 29 3/8 in. (204.5 x 74.5 cm), Acrylic resin (Magna) on canvas, Inscribed, back, l.l.: M Louis 62, du456

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Rights administered by Artists Rights Society (ARS)


Present location unknown [2020]


Park International, New York

Lawrence Rubin Gallery, New York

Galerie Schmela, Düsseldorf, Germany

Fänn and Willy Schniewind Collection, Neviges (acquired from the above in 1963)

Private collection

Sotheby's, London (lot 13), 11 February 2020


(E 41): Düsseldorf, Germany: Galerie Schmela, 1962

(E 97): Wuppertal, Germany: Kunst- und Museumsverein Wuppertal (cat. no. 74), 1965

(E 267): Düsseldorf, Germany: Städtische Kunsthalle (cat. no. 33); Brussels: Palais des Beaux-Arts (cat. no. 33), 1974–75 (exhibition originated in London)


(B 412): Upright 1985, cat. no. 456, color, p.174


Louis usually signed and dated paintings only when they were released for exhibition and/or sale. His dating often reflects this release rather than the date of the picture’s execution. Stylistic evidence makes it highly likely that this painting was made in 1961, although it was signed and dated when first released for exhibition in 1962.

ML number:

ML 5-23

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