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UNIQUE ID: 
1.2011.591_3
Work Type: 
paintings (visual works)
Title: 
PH-272
Title Notes: 
preferred
Title: 
no title
Title: 
1950-A-No. 1
Creation Date: 
1950
Work Creator Name: 
Still, Clyfford
Work Display Measurement: 
105 x 88 inches (266.7 x 223.5 cm)
Work Material Name: 
oil paint (paint)
Work Material Support Name: 
canvas
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: 
Clyfford 1950
Work Inscription Author: 
Still, Clyfford
Work Relation: 
First version of PH-336, 1950 (Hirshhorn)
Work Description: 
Thick layers of crimson paint fill this large, vertically oriented canvas. An irregularly-shaped, bright cadmium-orange form floats in upper right quadrant of the composition, pierced at center by a black shape with blue accents. A second, much smaller orange shape hovers near the larger form's bottom left corner, as if it has separated from the large form and slides down and off to the left. Two brown forms, each with a splash of yellow along its edge, emerges from the upper left edge and bottom right corner. A barely visible gray mass peeks in from the center right edge, while several flashes of white flicker across the crimson field's encrusted surface.
Citation: 
Clyfford Still, PH-272, 1950. Oil on canvas, 105 x 88 inches (266.7 x 223.5 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