Black Rainbow Over Oedipus At Thebes


Malcolm Morley, American, b. London, England,1931–2018

Oil and wax on linen, 114 X 127 1/4 IN. (289.4 X 323.0 CM.)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest Fund, 1991

Accession Number: 91.17

Pace Gallery, New York
Anthony d'Offay Gallery, London, to 24 April 1991
Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest Fund, 1991

Exhibition History:
PACE GALLERY, New York. Malcolm Morley: New Work, 2 December 1988-7 January 1989, colorplate 28.
ANTHONY D'OFFAY GALLERY, London. Malcolm Morley, 11 September-12 October 1990, ill., unpaginated.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Recent Acquisitions: 1989-1991," 8 October 1991-5 January 1992, unpublished checklist, no. 43.
MUSÉE NATIONAL D'ART MODERNE, CENTRE GEORGES POMPIDOU, Paris. Malcolm Morley, 2 June-19 September 1993, ill. pp. 130-31. (Tour: CENTRE RÉGIONAL D'ART CONTEMPORAIN MIDI-PYRÉNÉES, Toulouse-Labège, 15 October 1993-30 January 1994).
HAYWARD GALLERY, London. "Malcolm Morley," 15 June - 27 August 2001.
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, NORTH MIAMI, Florida. "Malcolm Morley: The Art of Painting," 20 January 2006-16 April.

Published References:
PACE GALLERY. Malcolm Morley (New York: Pace Gallery, 1988):
unpaginated (pp. 1, 3 of text), plate 27 (studio), plate 28.
RUSSELL, JOHN. "Morley's Careful Frenzy," New York Times (December 1988? or January 1989?): C24.
JOHNSON, KEN. "Malcolm Morley at Pace," Art in America 77 (February 1989): p. 160.
KALINA, RICHARD. "Malcolm Morley," Arts Magazine 63 (March 1989): p. 83.
HEARTNEY, ELEANOR. "Malcolm Morley: Pace," Art News 88 (April 1989): ill. p. 199.
WILSON, JANET. "Art: Heavenly Hodgepodge," Washington Post (25 October 1991): B8.
SUAREZ DE JESUS, CARLOS. "Royal Paint in Arse," Miami New Times (8 February 2006).

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, British Contemporary