Detail View: Clyfford Still Archives:

Portrait of Clyfford Still smoking in his studio at 48 Cooper Square in New York City
Creation Date: 
Work Creator Name: 
Namuth, Hans
Work Display Measurement: 
14 x 11 inches (35.56 x 27.94 cm)
Work Material Medium Name: 
black-and-white film
Work Material Support Name: 
Work Technique Name: 
black-and-white photography
Current Work Location Name: 
Clyfford Still Museum
Creation Location: 
48 Cooper Square, New York, New York
Work Description: 
In this black and white portrait, Clyfford Still stands before a supply table in his studio at 48 Cooper Square in New York City. Facing forward, Still looks directly at the camera. With his right hand tucked into the pocket of his slacks, the artist holds a cigarette in his left hand. Photographed in the act of raising the cigarette to his mouth, Still's hand blurs as a result of this motion. He wears glasses, black slacks, and a black sweater over a light-colored shirt. In the background, several canvases lean against the wall with their stretchers positioned outward. A portion of PH-217 (1945) appears among an additional stack of canvases located behind the supply table. On the far right, a curtain partially covers a doorway. Hans Namuth photographed Still in his studio on November 24, 1951.
Work Rights Statement: 
© Hans Namuth Estate
Image Date Type: 
Image Type Format: 
Image Holding Institution: 
Clyfford Still Museum
Image Collection Name: 
CSM Archival Collection: Objects
Image Rights Statement: 
Image Capture Hardware: 
Epson Expression 10000XL
Image Capture Operating System: 
Macintosh OS X 10.8.4
Image Cataloger Role: 
Digital Imaging Assistant