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January 1951, 1951

Clyfford Still, American, b. Grandin, North Dakota, 1904–1980

Oil on canvas, 68 1/8 X 58 IN. (173.0 X 147.2 CM.)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1972

Accession Number: 72.280

Provenance:
The artist, New Windsor, MD
Private Collection (Mrs. Still?)
Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, Sale #2678, 3 April 1968, no. 89
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 3 April 1968-1972
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1972

Exhibition History:
BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART, Baltimore, MD. Grace Hartigan, Morris Louis, Clyfford Still, Anne Truitt, 14 October-5 December 1982.
DUKE UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF ART, Durham, North Carolina. "Paintings of the 50s: Another Look, a loan of twenty-one paintings from the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden," 3 October-27 November 1983, cat.
ROYAL SCOTTISH MUSEUM, Edinburgh, Scotland. Treasures of the Smithsonian, 11 August-4 November 1984.
MARY BOONE GALLERY, New York. Clyfford Still, 13 October-10 November 1990.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GALLERY, Smithsonian Institution,
Washington D.C. Clyfford Still Paintings 1944-1960, 21 June-16 September 2001, no. 26.
FONDATION BEYELER, Basel, Switzerland. Action Painting, 27 January-12 May 2008, no. 52, color ill. p. 101.

Published References:
SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION. Joseph H. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
1968 Annual Report (Washington D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 1968) p. 222.
DEMETRION, JAMES T. ed. Clyfford Still Paintings 1944-1960 (Washington D.C.:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden with Yale University Press, 2001) no. 26.
KUNITZ, DANIEL. "Clyfford Still: the importance of being earnest," The New Criterion (October 2001) p. 39-43.
RATCLIFF, CARTER. "The Idea of Order in the Art of Clyfford Still," Art in America
(December 2001) ill. p. 84.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Abstract Expressionism (First Generation)