Identification and Creation
Object Number
1977.213
People
Morris Louis, American (Baltimore, MD 1912 - 1962 Washington, DC)
Title
Tau
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
1960
Places
Creation Place: North America, United States
Culture
American
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Acrylic paint on canvas
Dimensions
267.34 x 372.11 cm (105 1/4 x 146 1/2 in.)
framed: 268.61 x 373.38 x 5.08 cm (105 3/4 x 147 x 2 in.)
Provenance
[Andre Emmerich Gallery, New York, New York], sold; to Carter Burden, Jr., New York, New York, gift; to Fogg Art Museum, 1977.

NOTE: Provenance taken from "Morris Louis The Complete Paintings"; Diane Upright; Harry N. Abrahms, NY, 1985.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Carter Burden, Jr.
Copyright
© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Accession Year
1977
Object Number
1977.213
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Sidney Tillim, "In the Galleries", Arts Magazine (December 1964), vol. XXXIX, p. 67

Lucy Lippard, "New York Letter", Art International (February 1965), no. 9, p. 65

Andrew Hudson, "Belated Tribute to a Washington Pioneer", The Washington Post (March 12, 1967), reproduced in color p. K1

Tom Robbins, "Seattle", Artforum (September 1967), vol. 6, p. 66

[Unidentified article], The Seattle Times (July 12, 1967), reproduced in b/w p. 27

Art for Embassies: Selections from the Woodward Foundation Collection, exh. cat., Washington Gallery of Modern Art (Washington, D.C, 1967), no. 6

Veils and Unfurleds, exh. cat. (Seattle, WA, 1967), no. 16, reproduced in b/w

Michael Fried, Morris Louis, Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (New York, NY, 1971), reproduced, pl. 11

[Unidentified article], Fogg Art Museum Annual Report, 1977-1978, Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1982), reproduced in b/w p. 93

Diane Upright, Morris Louis: The Complete Paintings, Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (New York, NY, 1985), no. 339, p. 219, reproduced in color, p. 164

Exhibition History

Morris Louis, André Emmerich Gallery, New York, 10/01/1961 - 10/31/1961

Morris Louis, André Emmerich Gallery, New York, 01/01/1964 - 12/31/1964

Unidentified Exhibition, Seattle Art Museum, 1967, Seattle Art Museum, 01/01/1967 - 12/31/1967

Unidentified Exhibition, Washington Gallery of Modern Art, 1967, Washington Gallery of Modern Art, 01/01/1967 - 12/31/1967

Unidentified Exhibition, Everson Museum of Art, 1969, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, 01/01/1968 - 12/31/1969

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