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UNIQUE ID: 
1.2011.466
Work Type: 
painting
Title: 
PH-67
Title: 
1944-J
Creation Date: 
1944
Work Creator Name: 
Still, Clyfford
Work Display Measurement: 
50 5/8 x 32 1/8 in. (128.5 x 81.5 cm)
Work Material Name: 
oil paint
Work Material Support Name: 
denim
Current Work Location Name: 
Clyfford Still Museum
Creation Location: 
Richmond, Virginia
Work Inscription: 
Clyfford 1944-J
Work Inscription: 
©
Work Inscription: 
1944-J PH-67 50 x 32
Work Inscription: 
32 x 50
Work Inscription: 
P-67
Work Inscription Author: 
Still, Clyfford
Work Inscription Author: 
Still, Clyfford
Work Inscription Author: 
Still, Clyfford
Work Inscription Author: 
Still, Clyfford
Work Description: 
A jumble of black and white forms surrounded by a burnt orange background, this work emphasizes a dramatic, textured quality. The white shapes seem to dance vertically down the canvas, interrupted by red and yellow linear slashes of paint. The black paint mixes with the orange of the canvas, creating organic, floating forms surrounding the large, white, horizontal forms, as well as vertical lifelines. Most of the action takes place in the center of the work, but vertical inclusions of black, yellow, white, and red paint also appear at the left side of the canvas.The whole work has an animated feel of movement, highlighted by contrasting colors and the bold orange background.
Citation: 
Clyfford Still, PH-67, 1944. Oil on denim, 50 5/8 x 32 1/8 inches (128.5 x 81.5 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: Jay Baker, courtesy the Clyfford Still Museum