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A visitor to the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in 1974 takes a closer look at Still's PH-847 (1953)

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Posted on January 21, 2015

We’d like to know what you think. The photo below, on the left, shows how researchers have been advised to display Clyfford Still’s PH-847 upon consulting with Patricia Still, the artist’s wife and registrar. Her records as well as photos from the New York gallery of Sidney Janis—the first owner of this painting—show Still initially displayed the painting in this fashion. In the 1974 photo on the right, we see how the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden displayed the painting later in the artist’s life, also with his knowledge. (That’s him in the photo.)

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