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Morris Louis
NUMBER 3-10
Estimate
180,000250,000
LOT SOLD. 552,500 USD
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143
Morris Louis
NUMBER 3-10
Estimate
180,000250,000
LOT SOLD. 552,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Morris Louis
1912 - 1962
NUMBER 3-10
Magna on canvas
80 1/4 by 16 1/8 in. 203.8 by 41 cm.
Executed in 1962.
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Provenance

André Emmerich Gallery, Inc., New York
International Minerals and Chemical Corporation, Lake Forest (acquired from the above in 1964)
Sotheby's, New York, 5 May 1994, Lot 133A
Acquired from the above sale by the present owner

Exhibited

Terre Haute, The Sheldon Swope Art Gallery, Contemporary Art from the Collection of International Minerals and Chemical Corporation, September - October 1983, cat. no. 22, p. 8, illustrated in color

Literature

Diane Upright, Morris Louis: The Complete Paintings: A Catalogue Raisonné, New York 1985, cat. no. 559, p. 183, illustrated in color

Catalogue Note

"Abandoning Cubism with a completeness for which there was no precedent...[Louis] began to feel, think and conceive almost exclusively in terms of open color. The revelation he received became an Impressionist revelation, and before he so much as caught a glimpse of anything by Still, Newman, or Rothko, he had aligned his art with theirs. His revulsion against Cubism was a revulsion against the sculptural. Cubism meant shapes, and shapes meant armatures of light and dark. Color meant areas and zones, and the interpenetration of these, which could be achieved better by variations of hue than by variations of value."

Clement Greenberg, "Louis and Noland," Art International, Vol. IV/5, 25 May 1960, p. 28

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