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Overhang

Photo: Ripple Fang

Overhang

1960

Morris Louis

American, 1912-1962

Acrylic resin paint on unprimed canvas
100 x 138 in. (254 x 350.5cm)
Gift of the Virginia and Bagley Wright Collection, in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Seattle Art Museum
2020.15.19
Provenance: The artist; [Andre Emmerich Gallery, New York]; purchased from gallery by Virginia and Bagley Wright, Seattle, Washington, 1967
Photo: Ripple Fang
location
Not currently on view

Resources

Exhibition HistorySeattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum (Modern Art Pavilion), Morris Louis: Veils and Unfurleds, July 12 - Aug. 23, 1967. Cat. no. 3, reproduced.

Seattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum (Modern Art Pavilion), The Virginia and Bagley Wright Collection: Artists of the Sixties, May 23 - June 29, 1969. Cat. no. 11.

Seattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum (Modern Art Pavilion), American Art, Third Quarter Century, Aug. 22 - Oct. 14, 1973. Cat. no. 37, p. 68, reproduced.

Pullman, Washington, Museum of Art, Washington State University, Contemporary American Abstract Painting 1960-1974: From the Bagley and Virginia Wright Collection, Nov. 1 - 22, 1974.

Tacoma, Washington, Tacoma Art Museum, The Virginia and Bagley Wright Collection: American Art Since 1960 (Denver, Colorado, Denver Art Museum, Feb. 1 - Mar. 16, 1975). Cat. no. 4.

Seattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, City of Tomorrow: Jinny Wright and the Art That Shaped a New Seattle, Oct. 23, 2020 - Jan. 18, 2021.
Published Referencesvan der Marck, Jan, "American Art: Third Quarter Century", Seattle Art Museum, 1973, cat. no. 37, illus. p. 68

Fried, Michael. Morris Louis. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1979

Upright, Diane. Morris Louis: The Complete Paintings. A Catalogue Raisonné. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1985, p. 215, no. 283, illus. p. 158

Maytham, Thomas N. et al. “The Virginia and Bagley Wright Collection: American Art Since 1960.” Denver: Denver Art Museum, 1975, Introduction, cat. nos. 4-5 (pages unnumbered).

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