Acrylic on canvas
Unframed: 260.4 x 449.6 cm (102 1/2 x 177 in.)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Graham Gund 1992.365
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This painting is part of Morris Louis's Unfurled series, 1960–61.
In this painting, asymmetrical streams of vibrant, painted lines border a vast plain of raw canvas. An artist finely attuned to color, Morris Louis drew his palette from intimate studies of the Post-Impressionists. Created at a time when much attention was given to the meaning and function of painting as a medium, the artist's relegation of painted lines to the edges of the canvas, and central focus on untouched canvas, was a bold statement in contemporary art.
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