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Pillar of Dawn, 1961, 86 x 48 in. (218.4 x 121.9 cm), Acrylic resin (Magna) on canvas, Inscribed, back: “Pillar of Dawn” M. Louis'61, acrylic resin paint on canvas, du469

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Museum Ludwig (Stiftung Ludwig), Cologne, Germany


André Emmerich Gallery, New York

Galerie Rudolf Zwirner, Cologne, Germany

Irene and Peter Ludwig, Aachen, Germany

Sammlung Ludwig, Cologne, Germany


(E 93): San Francisco Museum of Art, 1965

(E 103): New York: Cordier & Ekstrom Gallery (bw, p. 183), 1966

(E 115): Cologne, Germany: Kunstmarkt, 1967

(E 133): Cologne, Germany: Galerie Rudolf Zwirner, 1968

(E 248): Lucerne, Switzerland: Kunstmuseum (color), 1973

(E 267): Düsseldorf, Germany: Städtische Kunsthalle (cat. no. 27, color); Humlebaek, Denmark: Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (cat. no. 18); Brussels: Palais des Beaux-Arts (cat. no. 27, color), 1974–75 (exhibition originated in London)


(B 249): Fried 1970, bw pl. 160

(B 412): Upright 1985, cat. no. 469, color, p.175

Ruhrberg, Karl, Kunst im 20. Jahrhundert. Das Museum Ludwig - Köln (Stuttgart: 1986), color, p. 199

Richter, Horst, Geschichte der Malerei im 20. Jahrhundert. Stile und Künstler (Cologne: revised and updated edition, 1998), cat. no. 116, color, p. 257

ML number:

ML 5-13

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