Contemporary Art Evening Auction

Contemporary Art Evening Auction

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Property from the Collection of Harry W. and Mary Margaret Anderson

CLYFFORD STILL | PH-144 (1947-Y-NO.1)

Auction Closed

June 30, 01:51 AM GMT


25,000,000 - 35,000,000 USD

Lot Details



1904 - 1980

PH-144 (1947-Y-NO.1) 

signed and dated 1947; signed and dated 1947 on the reverse; variously titled and inscribed on the stretcher

oil on canvas 

68 ½ by 59 in. 174 by 149.9 cm.

Mr. and Mrs. Max B. E. Clarkson, Buffalo (acquired in 1959)

Marlborough Gallery, New York

Acquired by the present owner from the above in October 1972 

Benjamin Townsend, “An Interview with Clyfford Still,” Gallery Notes 24 (Albright-Knox Art Gallery), Summer 1961, p. 15, illustrated

Donald B. Kuspit, "Clyfford Still: The Ethics of Art," Artforum XV, No. 9, 1977, p. 37 (text)

Buffalo, Albright Art Gallery, Paintings by Clyfford Still, November - December 1959, no. 31

Berkeley, University Art Museum, University of California, Clyfford Still in West Coast Collections, 1973

Oakland Museum, Art in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1945-1980, 1985

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Celebrating Modern Art: The Anderson Collection, October 2000 - January 2001, pp. 22, 25 (text), p. 68, pl. 9, illustrated in color, and p. 388, no. 292 (text)

Washington, D.C., Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Clyfford Still: Paintings 1944-1960, June - September 2001, pp. 70-71, no. 12, illustrated in color, and p. 160 (text)