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UNIQUE ID: 
CPSA.SB007.B001.F012.002
Title: 
Labels with registrarial information for two artworks exhibited in "Paintings by Clyfford Still", San Francisco Museum of Art, California, March 2-21, 1943
Creation Date: 
1943
Work Display Measurement: 
10 x 7 1/2 inches (25.4 x 19.05 cm)
Work Material Medium Name: 
ink
Work Material Support Name: 
typewriter paper
Work Technique Name: 
typewriting
Current Work Location Name: 
Clyfford Still Museum
Creation Location: 
San Francisco, California
Work Inscription: 
SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF ART / EXHIBITION: ONE MAN SHOW / ARTIST: CLYFFORD STILL / TITLE: THE WHITE HAND / No.: 735.43 / DATE IN: 2/15/43 / LENDER: / ADDRESS:
Work Inscription: 
SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF ART / EXHIBITION: ONE MAN SHOW / ARTIST: CLYFFORD STILL / TITLE: MAN WITH AN ORANGE LILY / No.: 741.43 / DATE IN: 2/15/43 / LENDER: / ADDRESS:
Work Relation: 
PH-257
Work Relation: 
PH-932 (lost), replica is PH-591 (SF MOMA)
Work Description: 
These labels document registrarial information for two paintings exhibited in “Paintings by Clyfford Still” at the San Francisco Museum of Art in California. Both labels record the exhibition, artist, titles, accession numbers, and the date that the artworks were received by the institution. In the list of thirty-two paintings submitted to the museum, Still provided titles for the ten “portraits and landscapes” and twenty-two “less realistic pictures”; however, because the artist later disregarded titles in favor of a coded numbering system, it is difficult to determine which titles were associated with each artwork. The upper label references a painting titled “The White Hand”. In his 1984 dissertation, David Anfam speculates that this title refers to PH-932 (1936-37, destroyed) due to the painting’s imagery. Similarly, the lower label, “Man with an Orange Lily” probably refers to PH-257 (1935), as the work depicts a figure holding an orange flower. On view March 2 through March 21, 1943, the retrospective featured a selection of figurative and abstract paintings that spanned the early years of Still’s career.
Citation: 
Labels with registrarial information for two artworks exhibited in "Paintings by Clyfford Still", San Francisco Museum of Art, California, March 2-21, 1943. Courtesy Clyfford Still Archives
Work Rights Statement: 
Courtesy the Clyfford Still Archives
Image Date Type: 
creation
Image Type Format: 
Tiff
Image Holding Institution: 
Clyfford Still Museum
Image Collection Name: 
CSM Archival Collection: Objects
Image Rights Statement: 
Courtesy the Clyfford Still Archives
Image Capture Hardware: 
Epson Expression 10000XL
Image Capture Operating System: 
Macintosh OS X 10.11.1
Image Capture Software: 
LaserSoft Imaging™ SilverFast® Ai 6
Image Cataloger Name: 
Kate Landers
Image Cataloger Role: 
Assistant Archivist