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UNIQUE ID: 
1.2011.827
Work Type: 
painting
Title: 
PH-554
Creation Date: 
1942
Work Creator Name: 
Still, Clyfford
Work Display Measurement: 
48 1/8 x 38 7/8 in. (122.2 x 98.8 cm)
Work Material Name: 
oil paint
Work Material Support Name: 
canvas
Current Work Location Name: 
Clyfford Still Museum
Creation Location: 
Oakland, California
Work Inscription: 
Clyfford 1942 R
Work Inscription: 
1942 PH-554 48 x 39"
Work Inscription: 
1942 PH-554 2 BW [circled] 48 x 39 1942-R Oakland California ©
Work Inscription: 
1942 PH-554
Work Inscription Author: 
Still, Clyfford
Work Inscription Author: 
Still, Clyfford
Work Relation: 
1.2011.424
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Work Description: 
One large black irregular form hovers in the center of the composition like a large void. Two smaller rectangular shapes overlap the central form on either side. On the left, the medium-sized shape is painted a deep crimson hue and on the right, the smallest rectangle is a glowing cobalt shade. All three forms are surrounded by a swirling atmosphere in varied shades of brown and white. A thin orange lifeline is painted starting at the top left of the black form and snakes vertically up and down the form until merging with the small blue rectangle at the right.
Citation: 
Clyfford Still, PH-554, 1942. Oil on canvas, 48 1/8 x 38 7/8 inches (122.2 x 98.8 cm). Clyfford Still Museum, Denver, CO.
Work Rights Statement: 
© City and County of Denver / ARS, NY
Image Holding Institution: 
Clyfford Still Museum
Image Collection Name: 
CSM Art Collection: Objects
Image Rights Statement: 
Photo: Jay Baker, courtesy the Clyfford Still Museum