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Work Type: 
paintings (visual works)
Title Notes: 
no title
Creation Date: 
Work Creator Name: 
Still, Clyfford
Work Display Measurement: 
37 x 29 1/2 inches (94 x 74.9 cm)
Work Material Name: 
oil paint (paint)
Work Material Support Name: 
Work Technique Name: 
palette knives (painting equipment)
Work Style Period: 
Work Style Period: 
Abstract Expressionist
Current Work Location Name: 
Clyfford Still Museum
Creation Location: 
New York, New York (Perry Street)
Work Inscription Author: 
Still, Clyfford
Work Description: 
Focus is immediately drawn to the three white forms starkly contrasting the black background. These vertical, snake-like shapes are a result of the canvas being left intentionally blank. Each organic form has a wider base, tapering towards the top. Two of the three forms have yellow accents of paint on the interior, one with four vertical lines and the other with a circular swirl. The furthest left form has blue paint on the outside of its outline. A red horizontal line flows through the base of the canvas, never interrupting the forms, but highlighting their shapes. Yellowish green paint appears at the right side of the work, combining with the black of the background and slightly attaching itself to the far right form.
Clyfford Still, PH-287, 1945. Oil on canvas, 37 x 29 1/2 inches (94 x 74.9 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