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Work Type: 
paintings (visual works)
Title Notes: 
no title
Indian Blanket
Creation Date: 
Work Creator Name: 
Still, Clyfford
Work Display Measurement: 
53 1/2 x 43 in. (135.9 x 109.2 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 Inscription: 
Clyfford 1946
Work Inscription Author: 
Still, Clyfford
Work Description: 
Often referred to as "Indian Blanket" or "Indian Red and Black," this painting resembles a Native American blanket in its colors and compositional arrangement of forms. It is primarily covered with a rich, earthy sienna color and has black and white craggy forms over the left half and along the right edge. A single golden-yellow form resides in the top left corner, over which three small bright yellow dabs are painted. One bright red lifeline runs from top to bottom edge just to the right of center, and a second red lifeline is located over the top of the black form at right. Two long streaks of green and two small dashes of blue exist just to the right of this smaller lifeline. A tiny sliver of cobalt rests in the bottom left corner.
Clyfford Still, PH-945, 1946. Oil on canvas, 53 1/2 x 43 inches (135.9 x 109.2 cm). Clyfford Still Museum, Denver, CO.
Work Rights Statement: 
© City and County of Denver / ARS, New York
Image Holding Institution: 
Clyfford Still Museum
Image Collection Name: 
CSM Art Collection: Objects
Image Rights Statement: 
Photo: Gary Regester, courtesy the Clyfford Still Museum