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Work Type: 
Creation Date: 
Work Creator Name: 
Still, Clyfford
Work Display Measurement: 
114 x 158 3/4 in. (289.6 x 403.4 cm)
Work Material Name: 
oil paint
Work Material Support Name: 
Work Style Period: 
Abstract Expressionist
Current Work Location Name: 
Clyfford Still Museum
Creation Location: 
New York, New York
Work Inscription: 
Work Description: 
This monumental, horizontally-oriented canvas is composed of vertical bands of color separated by areas of bare canvas. On the left, a band of unpainted canvas is interrupted by a thin teal lifeline that almost runs to the top edge from bottom. Next, an area of deep blue runs up to the top edge from bottom, over to the right, and back down to the bottom edge, surrounding an amorphous, floating orange form. A thin white line of bare canvas interjects the blue band to the right of the orange. To the right of this, starting at about the center of the work and running over almost to the right edge is a yellow expanse that is surrounded on top and bottom by unpainted canvas. At the top center edge, a small red form extends into the scene. Finally, a vertical blue band runs along the far right edge.
Clyfford Still, PH-1186, 1955. Oil on canvas, 114 x 158 3/4 inches (289.6 x 403.4 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