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UNIQUE ID: 
1.2011.711
Work Type: 
painting
Title: 
PH-417
Title: 
1946-C
Creation Date: 
1946
Work Creator Name: 
Still, Clyfford
Work Display Measurement: 
39 3/4 x 28 in. (101.1 x 71.1 cm)
Work Material Name: 
oil paint
Work Material Support Name: 
canvas
Current Work Location Name: 
Clyfford Still Museum
Creation Location: 
San Francisco, California
Work Inscription: 
Clyfford
Work Inscription Author: 
Still, Clyfford
Work Description: 
Forms rendered in yellow, acid-green, ocher, and chalky blue rise into a to swirling environment of black, brown, crimson and gold. The largest of the forms rises from the bottom center quadrant into the darkest areas of the composition, its head cresting into a white wave-like shape just left of top center. The right half of the composition is composed primarily in grays, yellows, and whites, juxtaposing the dark, murky scene on the left. Vertical forms in black rise into this lighter area, supported by crimson forms at the bottom right corner.
Citation: 
Clyfford Still, PH-417, 1946. Oil on canvas, 39 3/4 x 28 inches (101.1 x 71.1 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