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#23

#23

Date: 1962

Artist: Morris Louis, American, 1912–1962

Medium: acrylic on canvas
Dimensions:
80 5/16 x 34 1/2 in. (204 x 87.6 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Pulitzer Jr.
Object Number: 1730:1983
Classification: PAINTINGS
Current Location:On View, Gallery 257
Provenance1962
Park International, New York, NY [1]

1962 - 1973
Lawrence Rubin, Paris, France, purchased from artist before July 1962

1973 - 1974
Milton Fischmann, St. Louis, MO, USA, purchased from Lawrence Rubin [2]

1974 - 1975
The Greenberg Gallery, St. Louis, MO, purchased from Milton Fischmann

1975 - 1983
Joseph Pulitzer Jr. (1913-1993) and Emily Rauh Pulitzer (b.1933), St. Louis, MO, purchased from the Greenberg Gallery

1983 -
Saint Louis Art Museum, given by Joseph Pulitzer Jr. and Emily Rauh Pulitzer [3]


Notes:
The main source for this provenance is the 1988 catalogue of the Pulitzer collection [Rudenstine, Angelica Zander. "Modern Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture Collected by Emily and Joseph Pulitzer Jr." Cambridge: Harvard University Art Museums, vol. 4, 1988, cat. 282]. Exceptions and other supporting documents are noted.

[1] According to the catalogue raisonné, the first owner was Park International. This agency may have been involved in the work's sale to Lawrence Rubin in Paris, as Rudenstine indicates the Pulitzers acquired the work directly from the artist [Upright, Diane. "Morris Louis: the Complete Paintings." New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1985, p. 233].

[2] Information from Lawrence Rubin's records, as cited in Rudenstine.

[3] Deed of gift dated December 22, 1983 [SLAM document files]. Minutes of the Acquisitions and Loans Committee of the Board of Trustees, December 16, 1983.
Exhibition History
Title: Morris Louis (1969)
Date: March 1, 1969 - March 31, 1969
Venue: Lawrence Rubin Greenberg Van Doren Fine Art

Title: Morris Louis (1967)
Date: March 4, 1967 - April 30, 1967
Venue: Washington Gallery of Modern Art

Title: Modern Art from the Pulitzer Collection: 50 Years of Connoisseurship
Date: April 16 - August 28, 1988
Venue: Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museums
Venue: SLAM

Title: Morris Louis (1977)
Date: June 1977 - July 1977
Venue: The Greenberg Gallery

Title: Selections of Major Paintings from the Estate of Milton Fischmann
Date: December 1, 1974 - December 31, 1974
Venue: The Greenberg Gallery

Title: Op, Pop, Plus: American Paintings of the 1960s and 70s from The Saint Louis Art Museum
Date: March 31 - May 19, 1985
Venue: Spencer Museum of Art, The University of Kansas

Title: Morris Louis (1973)
Date: January 27, 1973 - February 20, 1973
Venue: Lawrence Rubin Greenberg Van Doren Fine Art

Publication History
Title:
Periodical Title: Architectural Digest
Year Published: 1955

Title: Morris Louis: Washington Gallery of Modern Art
Year Published: 1967

Title: Modern Painting, Drawing & Sculpture Collected by Emily and Joseph Pulitzer, Jr.
Year Published: 1988

Title: New York - Rubin Gallery
Periodical Title: Arts Magazine
Edition: March
Year Published: 1973

Title: Morris Louis: The Complete Paintings
Year Published: 1985

Title: Selections of Major Paintings from the Estate of Milton Fischmann
Year Published: 1974

In Collection(s)
© 1962 Morris Louis