A 1968 poster issued by the prestigious Andre Emmerich Gallery of New York, for an exhibition held that year of the works of important Color Field contemporary artist MORRIS LOUIS (1912-1962). Louis was a major figure in mid-20th century contemporary art, rejecting the "loaded brush" of the abstract expressionists in favor of thinned paint, a technique also favored by Helen Frankenthaler. Louis often employed stripes, sometimes overlapping. His paintings today can bring to about three million dollars. This offset print was issued in an unknown edition. Measurements are 12" by 37" in a plastic poster box, which has acquired scratches and other imperfections including a broken upper right corner. The print itself could be somewhat sun-faded, the paper evenly toned; and there is a small circular imperfection less than the diameter of a pencil eraser, which might date to the printing of the poster. Hang as-is in your contemporary setting or freshen up with a re-frame/re-box.
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