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Work Type: 
paintings (visual works)
Title Notes: 
no title
Creation Date: 
Work Creator Name: 
Still, Clyfford
Work Display Measurement: 
83 1/2 x 70 in. (212.1 x 177.8 cm)
Work Material Name: 
oil paint (paint)
Work Material Support Name: 
Work Technique Name: 
palette knives (painting equipment)
Work Style Period: 
Abstract Expressionist
Current Work Location Name: 
Clyfford Still Museum
Creation Location: 
New York, New York
Work Description: 
Three distinct forms dominate this composition. At the top center, an orange ovoid form hovers in space. Black pigment has been placed along its top left edge, and a lighter orange shape highlights the forms right edge. Below the orange disc, a black irregularly-shaped form floats surrounded on all sides by bare canvas. A rich, cobalt blue pierces its center. At the top right, a deep red form enters the composition, highlighted by a brighter red at its top center. A small, yellowish-white form floats off to the far left, while a quiet white lifeline enters from the bottom right, hugging the left edge.
Clyfford Still, PH-1151, 1959. Oil on canvas, 83 1/2 x 70 inches (212.1 x 177.8 cm). Clyfford Still Museum, Denver, CO.
Work Rights Statement: 
© City and County of Denver / ARS, New York
Image Holding Institution: 
Clyfford Still Museum
Image Collection Name: 
CSM Art Collection: Objects
Image Rights Statement: 
Photo: Gary Regester, courtesy the Clyfford Still Museum