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Work Type: 
Creation Date: 
Work Creator Name: 
Still, Clyfford
Work Display Measurement: 
53 1/2 x 40 5/8 in. (135.9 x 103.1 cm)
Work Material Name: 
oil paint
Work Material Support Name: 
Current Work Location Name: 
Clyfford Still Museum
Creation Location: 
San Francisco, California
Work Inscription: 
Clyfford 1946
Work Inscription: 
53" x 40 1/2"
Work Inscription: 
S.F. 1946 P-180 2 BW (circled)
Work Inscription: 
Work Inscription: 
1946 PH-180 53 1/4 x 40 1/2
Work Inscription Author: 
Still, Clyfford
Work Description: 
The majority of the canvas is filled with shades of black and brown. A gray form rises from the bottom center edge into the matte black background, and a ghostly ocher presence hovers along the bottom left edge. A striking, white vertical form enters the composition from the top center edge, reaching down toward the gray form at bottom. Yellow streaks occupy the white form's center. At right, a thin white lifeline runs from the top edge through a dark crimson form down along the right edge before stopping near the gray form's edge at the bottom right corner.
Clyfford Still, PH-180, 1946. Oil on canvas, 53 1/2 x 40 5/8 inches (135.9 x 103.1 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