Morris Louis

American, 1912–1962

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Known for his vivid “stain” paintings, Morris Louis was an American Abstract Expressionist and color field painter. Rather than adopt the gestural and painterly style of contemporaries Willem de Kooning and Jackson Pollock, Louis instead took to …

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$5.7m, Christie's, 2018
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Moving In, 1912
Sold on May 12, 2021
$2,198,000
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Magna on canvas
222.25 cm
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$2,198,000
Auction Sale
May 12, 2021
Sotheby's
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American Visionary: The Collection of Mrs. John L. Marion signed, titled, and dated 62 on the reverse Magna on canvas 87½ by 41¾ in. 222.3 by 106 cm. 藝壇先行者:約翰・L・馬麗安夫人珍藏 莫里士・路易斯 1912 - 1962年 《移入》 款識:藝術家簽名、書題目並紀年62(背面) Magna壓克力彩畫布 87 1/2 x 41 3/4 英寸;222.3 x 106 公分
Moving In, 1912
Magna on canvas
May 12, 2021
Sotheby's
$2,198,000
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Painting
222.25 cm
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May 12, 2021
Sotheby's
Realized Price
$2,198,000
Description
American Visionary: The Collection of Mrs. John L. Marion signed, titled, and dated 62 on the reverse Magna on canvas 87½ by 41¾ in. 222.3 by 106 cm. 藝壇先行者:約翰・L・馬麗安夫人珍藏 莫里士・路易斯 1912 - 1962年 《移入》 款識:藝術家簽名、書題目並紀年62(背面) Magna壓克力彩畫布 87 1/2 x 41 3/4 英寸;222.3 x 106 公分
Dalet Kuf, 1958
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magna on canvas
383.5 x 231.1 cm
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May 12, 2021
Sotheby's
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Property from an American Private Collection signed on the reverse Magna on canvas 91 by 151 in. 231.1 by 383.5 cm. Executed in 1958.
Dalet Kuf, 1958
magna on canvas
May 12, 2021
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383.5 x 231.1 cm
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May 12, 2021
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Property from an American Private Collection signed on the reverse Magna on canvas 91 by 151 in. 231.1 by 383.5 cm. Executed in 1958.
Infield, 1962
Sold on Dec 7, 2020
$1,179,500
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Painting
magna on canvas
61.0 x 229.2 cm
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$1,179,500
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Dec 7, 2020
Phillips
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Infield, 1962
magna on canvas
Dec 7, 2020
Phillips
$1,179,500
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61.0 x 229.2 cm
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Dec 7, 2020
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$1,179,500
Beth Sin, 1958
Sold on Dec 7, 2020
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Painting
magna on canvas
287.7 x 233.4 cm
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Dec 7, 2020
Phillips
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Beth Sin, 1958
magna on canvas
Dec 7, 2020
Phillips
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287.7 x 233.4 cm
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Dec 7, 2020
Phillips
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Number 20, 1912-1962
Sold on Dec 3, 2020
$625,000
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Painting
Magna on canvas
228.6 x 58.4 cm
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$625,000
Auction Sale
Dec 3, 2020
Christie's
Description
Morris Louis (1912-1962) Number 20 Magna on canvas 90 x 23 in. (228.6 x 58.4 cm.) Painted in 1962.
Number 20, 1912-1962
Magna on canvas
Dec 3, 2020
Christie's
$625,000
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228.6 x 58.4 cm
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Dec 3, 2020
Christie's
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$625,000
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Morris Louis (1912-1962) Number 20 Magna on canvas 90 x 23 in. (228.6 x 58.4 cm.) Painted in 1962.
SIDLE, 1962
Sold on Feb 11, 2020
£915,000
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Painting
magna on canvas
73.7 x 204.0 cm
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£915,000
Auction Sale
Feb 11, 2020
Sotheby's
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SIDLE, 1962
magna on canvas
Feb 11, 2020
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£915,000
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73.7 x 204.0 cm
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Feb 11, 2020
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£915,000
Bird, 1912-1962
Sold on Feb 4, 2020
$2,375
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oil on canvas
38.1 x 50.8 cm
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$2,375
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Feb 4, 2020
Christie's
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Morris Louis (American, 1912-1962) Bird signed and dated 'M. Louis '41' (upper left) oil on canvas 15 x 20 in. (38.1 x 50.8 cm.) Painted in 1941.
Bird, 1912-1962
oil on canvas
Feb 4, 2020
Christie's
$2,375
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38.1 x 50.8 cm
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Feb 4, 2020
Christie's
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$2,375
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Morris Louis (American, 1912-1962) Bird signed and dated 'M. Louis '41' (upper left) oil on canvas 15 x 20 in. (38.1 x 50.8 cm.) Painted in 1941.
LAMBDA II, 1960
Sold on Nov 15, 2019
$1,820,000
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Painting
Magna on canvas
360.7 x 260.9 cm
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$1,820,000
Auction Sale
Nov 15, 2019
Sotheby's
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LAMBDA II, 1960
Magna on canvas
Nov 15, 2019
Sotheby's
$1,820,000
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360.7 x 260.9 cm
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Nov 15, 2019
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$1,820,000
NUMBER 38, 1962
Sold on Nov 15, 2019
$2,540,000
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Magna on canvas
115.6 x 220.7 cm
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$2,540,000
Auction Sale
Nov 15, 2019
Sotheby's
Description
NUMBER 38, 1962
Magna on canvas
Nov 15, 2019
Sotheby's
$2,540,000
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115.6 x 220.7 cm
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Nov 15, 2019
Sotheby's
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$2,540,000
LAMBDA II, 1960
Sold on Nov 14, 2019
$1,820,000
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Painting
Magna on canvas
360.7 x 260.9 cm
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Realized Price
$1,820,000
Auction Sale
Nov 14, 2019
Sotheby's
Description
LAMBDA II, 1960
Magna on canvas
Nov 14, 2019
Sotheby's
$1,820,000
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Painting
360.7 x 260.9 cm
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Auction Sale
Nov 14, 2019
Sotheby's
Realized Price
$1,820,000