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Work Type: 
paintings (visual works)
Title Notes: 
no title
Creation Date: 
Work Creator Name: 
Still, Clyfford
Work Display Measurement: 
91 x 67 3/4 inches (231.1 x 172.1 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 Inscription: 
Work Inscription Author: 
Still, Clyfford
Work Description: 
Bare, unpainted canvas dominates this minimalist painting with the exception of four key forms. The largest of the four is an irregularly-shaped large black form that floats in the top center quadrant of the canvas. Below this form, a smaller, bright red form also hovers amidst the bare canvas background just below center. From the bottom left edge, a small yellow bolt of pigment appears near the left corner just to the left of a taller, thinner white lifeline which rises before abruptly ending about a fifth of the way up the composition.
Clyfford Still, PH-27, 1957. Oil on canvas, 91 x 67 3/4 inches (231.1 x 172.1 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