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Delta Gamma

about 1960
Morris Louis (American, 1912–1962)


Dimensions

262.3 x 382.6 cm (103 1/4 x 150 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

1972.1074

Medium or Technique

Acrylic solution (Magna) on canvas

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art

Classifications

Paintings

This major work is one of the Unfurleds, a series in which Louis reduced the composition to cascading asymmetric stripes on either side that vibrate in vivid colors on the bare canvas. Louis determined the final size of his paintings only when preparing them for an exhibition. Since the Unfurleds were never exhibited during his lifetime, the size of this work was probably decided by others.

Provenance

The artist; to Mrs. Marcella Louis Brenner, 1962; to MFA, Boston, 1972

Credit Line

Gift of Marcella Louis Brenner

Copyright

© Morris Louis