Identification and Creation
Object Number
1965.32
People
Morris Louis, American (Baltimore, MD 1912 - 1962 Washington, DC)
Title
Four-Three-Eight (Orange Column)
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
1960
Places
Creation Place: North America, United States
Culture
American
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions
215.9 x 62.6 cm (85 x 24 5/8 in.)
framed: 219.1 x 65.7 x 3.8 cm (86 1/4 x 25 7/8 x 1 1/2 in.)
Provenance
Morris Louis,1958; to wife Marcella Louis (later Mrs. Abner Brenner, Washington, DC), gift (through Andre Emmerich gallery); to Fogg Art Museum, 1965.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Mrs. Abner Brenner
Copyright
© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Accession Year
1965
Object Number
1965.32
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Publication History

[Reproduction only], "Some Recent Acquisitions", Fogg Art Museum Acquisitions, 1965, Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1966)., reproduced, p. 83

Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture from the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, exh. cat., Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, 1967)

Michael Fried, Morris Louis, Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (New York, NY, 1971), reproduced in color, pl. 105

Morris Louis: The Column Paintings-1960, brochure, André Emmerich Gallery (New York, NY, 1979), mentioned in text

Caroline A. Jones, Modern Art at Harvard: The Formation of the Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Collections of the Harvard University Art Museums (New York, NY and Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Art Museums and Abbeville Press, 1985). With an essay by John Coolidge and a preface by John M. Rosenfield. To accompany the inaugural exhibition at the Sackler Museum, Oct 21 1985 - Jan 5 1986, reproduced in b/w fig. 69, p. 76

Diane Upright, Morris Louis: The Complete Paintings, Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (New York, NY, 1985), no. 300, p. 217; reproduced p. 103, p. 160

Exhibition History

Paintings by Morris Louis, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, 04/12/1967 - 05/24/1967

Paintings, Drawings, Sculpture from the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, 10/12/1967 - 12/03/1967

Master Paintings from the Fogg Collection, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/13/1977 - 08/31/1977

Modern Art at Harvard, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 10/21/1985 - 01/05/1986

Modern Art at Harvard, Bunkamura Museum of Art, Tokyo, 07/31/1999 - 09/26/1999; Takamatsu City Museum of Art, Kagawa, 10/09/1999 - 11/14/1999; Matsuzakaya Art Museum, Nagoya, 12/02/1999 - 12/27/1999; Oita City Museum, Oita, 01/06/2000 - 02/06/2000; Museum of Modern Art, Ibaraki, Ibaraki, 02/11/2000 - 03/26/2000

32Q: 1110 Mid-Century Abstraction II (Post-Painterly Abstraction), Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 02/04/2015 - 10/07/2015

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