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Work Type: 
paintings (visual works)
Title Notes: 
no title
Creation Date: 
Work Creator Name: 
Still, Clyfford
Work Display Measurement: 
59 1/2 x 45 1/2 inches (151.1 x 115.6 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: 
PH-166 is covered primarily in thick black pigment with several commingling regions of deep brown at the right edge, left edge and bottom right corner. Two small, golden-yellow patches are set at the bottom right and contrast sharply with the brown and black background. A dark maroon area enters the composition from the top edge at left and has a bright red core. Several grayish-tan patches are scattered across this area at the top left. A single orange life-line falls from the top edge straight down into the dark void that fills the center of the composition.
Clyfford Still, PH-166, 1948. Oil on canvas, 59 1/2 x 45 1/2 inches (151.1 x 115.6 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: Gary Regester, courtesy the Clyfford Still Museum