Ph-916 (1946-No. 1)
Artwork: Ph-916 (1946-No. 1)
Size: 180.3 x 114.3 cm
Medium: Oil on canvas
Creation year: 1947
Marks: Signed and dated 'Clyfford Still 1947' (on the reverse)
Category: Paintings
Artwork details : Painted in 1946-1947
Provenance: Alfonso Ossorio, New York, acquired directly from the artist; Robert Elkon, New York, circa 1967; Acquired from the previous by the present owner, 1978
Exhibition history: San Francisco, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, Clyfford Still Exhibition, July-August 1947; New York, Robert Elkon Gallery, Twentieth-Century Masters, October-November 1973; New York, Robert Elkon Gallery, Six American Painters, October-November 1977 (illustrated in color; titled White Flame); New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, Abstract Expressionism: The Formative Years, October-December 1978; New York, Mary Boone Gallery, Clyfford Still: Dark Hues/Close Values, October-November 1990, n.p. (illustrated in color; titled White Flame); Washington, D.C., Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Clyfford Still: Paintings 1944-1960, June-September 2001, pp. 54-54 and 160, no. 4 (illustrated in color); Des Moines Art Center, on loan, June 2017-February 2018

Christie's New York

Date: 2018-05-17
Lot Number: 36B