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Installation view of “15 Americans”, Museum of Modern Art, New York, April 9-July 27, 1952
Creation Date: 
Work Creator Name: 
Sunami, Soichi
Work Display Measurement: 
7 1/8 x 9 1/2 inches (18.0975 x 24.13 cm)
Work Material Medium Name: 
black-and-white film
Work Material Support Name: 
photographic paper
Work Technique Name: 
black-and-white photography
Work Style Period: 
realism (artistic form of expression)
Current Work Location Name: 
Clyfford Still Museum
Creation Location: 
New York, New York
Work Inscription: 
1949-A-No. 2 / Oil on Canvas / Painted January 1949 in S.F. (Grant St.) / Size: 80 x 68-3/4 inches / Shown privately S.F. 1949. / Exhibited one-man show B. Parsons Gallery / N.Y. April 1950. / Reproduced Art News, April 1952
Work Inscription: 
Oil on Canvas / Painted 1948-9 in S.F. / Size: approx. 80 x 66 inches / Exhibited one-man show B. Parsons / Gallery, N.Y. April 1950
Work Inscription: 
22 Still
Work Inscription: 
M.M.A. / April 1952
Work Inscription: 
Photographed for The Museum of Modern Art / by Soichi Sunami. If reproduced, credit / must be given The Museum of Modern Art
Work Inscription: 
5-11-283 (6/52)
Work Relation: 
Work Relation: 
Work Description: 
This black and white photograph depicts an installation view of the exhibition “15 Americans” at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. PH-117 (1949, left) and PH-99 (1948-49, right) line the wall. A typed notation on transparent paper documents information concerning the paintings' titles, materials, provenance, measurements, and exhibition and publication histories. On view April 9 through July 27, 1952, the group exhibition featured a diverse range of representational and abstract artworks by fifteen American painters and sculptors. Curator Dorothy Miller arranged for the presentation of multiple compositions by these artists, which served as a departure from typical contemporary art surveys wherein one artwork represented each artist. Still exhibited seven paintings in a gallery space exclusively dedicated to his artwork alone.
Installation view of “15 Americans”, Museum of Modern Art, New York, April 9-July 27, 1952. Photo by Soichi Sunami. Courtesy Clyfford Still Archives © Estate of Soichi Sunami
Work Rights Statement: 
© Estate of Soichi Sunami
Image Date Type: 
Image Type Format: 
Image Holding Institution: 
Clyfford Still Museum
Image Collection Name: 
CSM Archival Collection: Objects
Image Rights Statement: 
Photo: Soichi Sunami, 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