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Work Type: 
paintings (visual works)
Title Notes: 
no title
Creation Date: 
Work Creator Name: 
Still, Clyfford
Work Display Measurement: 
69 x 53 inches (175.3 x 134.6 cm)
Work Material Name: 
oil paint (paint)
Work Material Support Name: 
Work Technique Name: 
palette knives (painting equipment)
Work Style Period: 
Abstract Expressionist
Current Work Location Name: 
Clyfford Still Museum
Creation Location: 
San Francisco, California
Work Description: 
Though most of this canvas was left unpainted, the dynamic composition is activated through Still's use of fluttering wisps of white, black yellow and red. The main form is painted with black pigment and rises from the bottom right corner up to the top left. A yellow passage flickers near the black form's lower right edge, while flashes of white ignite the bare canvas areas surrounding the main form. A single crimson form sits at the top left edge.
Clyfford Still, PH-118, 1947. Oil on canvas, 69 x 53 inches (175.2 x 134.6 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