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Work Type: 
paintings (visual works)
Title Notes: 
no title
Creation Date: 
Work Creator Name: 
Still, Clyfford
Work Display Measurement: 
69 1/2 x 33 5/8 inches (176.4 x 85.6 cm)
Work Material Name: 
oil paint (paint)
Work Material Support Name: 
Work Technique Name: 
palette knives (painting equipment)
Work Style Period: 
Current Work Location Name: 
Clyfford Still Museum
Creation Location: 
Richmond, Virginia
Work Inscription: 
Clyfford - 45
Work Inscription Author: 
Still, Clyfford
Work Description: 
This narrow canvas features vertical and horizontal black forms emerging from the neutral brownish white background. The central vertical form zig-zags upward towards the top of the painting, and has white, red and yellow dots on its interior. It is surrounded by two alternative black linear shapes. The bottom of the work has a larger black shape forming a loose right angle, beneath it a loose, horizontal black form. An orange linear shape, reminiscent of the black forms, attaches itself to the black forms on the bottom and left sides of the work. On the far left, a black line emerges from the bottom, dotted three times with yellow dots outlined in black.
Clyfford Still, PH-159, 1944–5. Oil on canvas, 69 1/2 x 33 5/8 inches (176.4 x 85.6 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: Ben Blackwell, courtesy the Clyfford Still Museum