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Work Type: 
paintings (visual works)
Title Notes: 
no title
Creation Date: 
Work Creator Name: 
Still, Clyfford
Work Display Measurement: 
53 x 40 1/2 inches (132.6 x 102.9 cm)
Work Material Name: 
oil paint (paint)
Work Material Support Name: 
Work Technique Name: 
palette knives (painting equipment)
Work Style Period: 
Work Style Period: 
Abstract Expressionist
Current Work Location Name: 
Clyfford Still Museum
Creation Location: 
San Francisco, California
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 x 40 1/2 inches (132.6 x 102.9 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