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Work Type: 
Creation Date: 
Work Creator Name: 
Still, Clyfford
Work Display Measurement: 
112 3/4 x 154 in. (286.5 x 391.2 cm)
Work Material Name: 
oil paint
Work Material Support Name: 
Current Work Location Name: 
Clyfford Still Museum
Creation Location: 
New York, New York
Work Inscription: 
N.Y. 1959 112" x 153 1/2 PH-138
Work Inscription: 
113 x 154
Work Inscription: 
112" x 153 1/2" PH-138 (circled) Clyfford 1959 N.Y.
Work Inscription Author: 
Still, Clyfford
Work Description: 
A giant field of black pigment pervades this monumental horizontal composition, with the exception of several areas that have been left unpainted. The largest unpainted form sits along the left edge, filling roughly the left quarter of the painting. Directly to its right, a bolt of blue paint highlighted with white splits another, much narrower bare canvas form from top to bottom. A tiny finger of unpainted canvas reaches into the black field from the top center edge, and then finally, another bare canvas form punctuated by deep maroon hovers in the bottom right corner, rising up along the lower right edge.
Clyfford Still, PH-138, 1959. Oil on canvas, 112 3/4 x 154 inches (286.5 x 391.2 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