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The Stripes were Louis's last series and demonstrate the use of Magna paint in a less dilute form. Louis may have used a large swab stick to apply the paint in regular bands, without layering. The intensely colored stripes emphasize the paintings' narrow, vertical format, a dramatic change in...

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Provenance

The artist; to Mrs. Marcella Louis Brenner, 1962; to MFA, Boston, 1991

Credit Line

Gift of Marcella Louis Brenner

Copyright

© Morris Louis

1961–62

Accession Number

1991.942

Medium or Technique

Acrylic solution (Magna) on canvas

Collections

Contemporary Art

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Paintings