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Work Type: 
paintings (visual works)
Title Notes: 
no title
Creation Date: 
Work Creator Name: 
Still, Clyfford
Work Display Measurement: 
68 x 45 inches (172.7 x 114.3 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: 
San Francisco, California
Work Description: 
Large marbled yellow and brown shapes dominate this composition, swirling into view from the top right, bottom right and left center edges. Brown appendages emerge from these frenzied shapes at the center and reach down to the bottom right, left center, and top edges. A thin orange lifeline runs through the core of this brown form. White pigment borders the lowermost portion of the brown shape at the bottom center edge. A flat black irregular shape oozes in from the bottom left corner and rises up to the top left behind the brown shape and into the only flat yellow area of the composition at the top left corner. A dark brown, black, and crimson form intrudes upon the scene from the top right edge.
Clyfford Still, PH-119, 1948. Oil on canvas, 68 x 45 inches (172.7 x 114.3 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: Gary Regester, courtesy the Clyfford Still Museum