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

Oil on canvas, 80 7/8 × 68 3/4 in. (205.4 × 174.6 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Joseph H. Hirshhorn Purchase Fund, 1992

Accession Number: 92.8

Hassel Smith, Sebastapol, California, 1949-1973
David McKee, New York
Gerald S. Elliott, Chicago, by 1981
Marshall Cogan, New York, by 1982
Gagosian Gallery, New York, to 15 May 1992
Joseph H. Hirshhorn Purchase Fund, 1992

Exhibition History:
HENRY GALLERY, Seattle. 1949.
FERUS GALLERY, Los Angeles. Opening Exhibition, 15 March-11 April 1957.
[OAKLAND MUSEUM OF ART, from January 1962]
OAKLAND MUSEUM OF ART. "A Period of Exploration," 4 September-4 November 1973, ill. p. 4.
NEWPORT HARBOR ART MUSEUM, Newport Beach, California. "The Last Time I Saw Ferus, 1957-1966," 7 March-17 April 1974, no. 61, ill.
SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, New York. "New York School," August 1982.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "The Hirshhorn Collects: Recent Acquisitions 1992-1996," 4 June-7 September 1997, cat.
CENTRO CULTURAL FUNDACIO LA CAIXA, Barcelona. "Between Art and Life: From Abstract Expressionism to Pop Art," 28 January-28 March 1999. Tour: SCHIRN KUNSTHALLE, Frankfurt, 21 April-4 July 1999.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Clyfford Still: Paintings 1944-1960," 21 June-16 September 2001, no. 14.

Published References:
ALBRIGHT, THOMAS. "Clyfford Still and Abstract Expressionism," Art in the San Francisco Bay Area 1945-1980 (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1985) fig. 24, pp. 25-27.
TUCHMAN, PHYLLIS. "Secure as Prophet of Abstractionists," Newsday (6 November 1990) 2/Part II.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN. Winter-Spring 1993 Calendar (Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1993), cover ill.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden: 150 Works of Art (Washington DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1996), cover ill.; p. 79.
LANDAUER, SUSAN. The San Francisco School of Abstract Expressionism (Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1996), pp. 136-37, ill.
KNIGHT, CHRISTOPHER. "A Whole New Way of Looking at Things," Los Angeles Times (30 January 1996), F1, F2, F12.
SHAW-EAGLE, JOANNA. "'Recent Acquisitions' at the Hirshhorn Paints Broad Sweep," Washington Times (20 July 1997), p. D4.
MESSER, THOMAS. Between Art and Life: From Abstract Expressionism to Pop Art (Frankfurt: Schirn Kunsthalle, 1999).
KUH, KATHARINE. "Cantankerous Clyfford Still's Palette of Green and Black," Washington Post (17 June 2001), G1, G4.
JENKINS, MARK. "Quotable, Colorful Clyfford Still," Washington Post Weekend (6 July 2001), p. 25, ill.
THOMSON, PATRICIA. "Still Waters Run Deep," Museums Washington (Summer 2001), pp. 67-68, ill.
FRANKS, PAMELA. "On Clyfford Still Paintings 1944-1960," Archives of American Art Journal 42/1-2 (2002), p. 39.
UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE. "Abstract Expressionist" stamp series, March 2010.

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