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Work Type: 
1950-C (study)
Creation Date: 
Work Creator Name: 
Still, Clyfford
Work Display Measurement: 
42 1/8 x 28 in. (106.9 x 71.1 cm)
Work Material Name: 
oil paint
Work Material Support Name: 
Current Work Location Name: 
Clyfford Still Museum
Creation Location: 
San Francisco, California
Work Inscription: 
Clyfford - 1949
Work Inscription: 
Study for larger work 1950
Work Inscription Author: 
Still, Clyfford
Work Inscription Author: 
Still, Clyfford
Work Relation: 
Work Description: 
An intense red-orange fills the bottom three-fourths of this composition. A horizontal black form slides across the top edge of this red-orange form from left to right edge. A dark brown form hovers above the black along the top left edge, while a blue form and magenta form hover within the black at the top right corner. Tiny touches of white are placed along the bottom edge of the black form, highlighting its separation from the red-orange below. A thin, vertical lifeline is barely visible running through the orange shape from the bottom edge. Finally, a small crimson form sits along the bottom right corner behind Still's signature.
Clyfford Still, PH-368, 1949. Oil on canvas, 42 1/8 x 28 inches (106.9 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