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UNIQUE ID: 
1.2011.628
Work Type: 
painting
Title: 
PH-313
Creation Date: 
1942
Work Creator Name: 
Still, Clyfford
Work Display Measurement: 
51 5/8 x 33 1/8 in. (131.1 x 84.1 cm)
Work Material Name: 
oil paint
Work Material Support Name: 
canvas
Current Work Location Name: 
Clyfford Still Museum
Creation Location: 
Oakland, California
Work Inscription: 
Clyfford - 1942
Work Inscription: 
1942 PH-313 51 x 33 1/2"
Work Inscription: 
1942 PH-313 2 BW [circled] 51 x 33 1/2"
Work Inscription: 
Clyfford 1942 © Oakland, Cal 51 x 33 1/2
Work Inscription Author: 
Still, Clyfford
Work Inscription Author: 
Still, Clyfford
Work Inscription Author: 
Still, Clyfford
Work Description: 
A jumbled mass of primarily white and black abstracted forms sits in the center of the composition surrounded by a gray-green background. Accents in red, yellow, green and blue help to lead the viewer's eye around the work. Several geometric shapes such as the zig-zag form at center left and the parallel black lines found throughout suggest a mechanical theme or origin, yet the two white dots at the top right and the curves found in some of the form's outline simultaneously propose an anatomical/human quality.
Citation: 
Clyfford Still, PH-313, 1942. Oil on canvas, 51 5/8 x 33 1/8 inches (131.1 x 84.1 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