Sam Gilliam

American, 1933–2022

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Since the 1960s, Washington Color School painter Sam Gilliam has tested the boundaries of color, form, texture, abstraction, and the canvas itself. His most significant innovations may be his “Drape” paintings: lengths of unstretched, unprimed …

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For the Fog #23, 2010
acrylic, polymer varnish, rivets, hand sewing, digital print and paper collage on paper
60.3 x 76.2 cm
Dec 14, 2022Christie's
For the Fog #23, 2010
acrylic, polymer varnish, rivets, hand sewing, digital print and paper collage on paper
60.3 x 76.2 cm
Dec 14, 2022
Christie's
First Open | Post-War & Contemporary Art
Lot 58
For Kathy, 1969
acrylic and aluminum powder on beveled edge canvas
219.1 x 142.9 cm
Nov 18, 2022Christie's
For Kathy, 1969
acrylic and aluminum powder on beveled edge canvas
219.1 x 142.9 cm
Nov 18, 2022
Christie's
Live Auction 20985 Post-War & Contemporary Art Day Sale
Lot 256
For Kathy, 1969
acrylic and aluminum powder on beveled edge canvas
56 1/4 x 86 1/4 in. (142.9 x 219.1 cm.)
Nov 18, 2022Christie's
For Kathy, 1969
acrylic and aluminum powder on beveled edge canvas
56 1/4 x 86 1/4 in. (142.9 x 219.1 cm.)
Nov 18, 2022
Christie's
Post-War & Contemporary Art Day Sale
Lot 256
Ray II, 1970
acrylic on canvas with beveled edge
274.6 x 124.8 cm
Nov 17, 2022Sotheby's
Ray II, 1970
acrylic on canvas with beveled edge
274.6 x 124.8 cm
Nov 17, 2022
Sotheby's
Contemporary Evening Auction
Lot 106
Fleur, 1973
acrylic on unstretched canvas
116.84 x 127.0 cm
Nov 17, 2022Sotheby's
Fleur, 1973
acrylic on unstretched canvas
116.84 x 127.0 cm
Nov 17, 2022
Sotheby's
Contemporary Day Auction
Lot 664
Over and Under, 2009
acrylic on assembled birch panel
36 1/2 x 35 x 3 1/2 in. (92.7 x 88.9 x 8.9 cm)
Nov 16, 2022Phillips
Over and Under, 2009
acrylic on assembled birch panel
36 1/2 x 35 x 3 1/2 in. (92.7 x 88.9 x 8.9 cm)
Nov 16, 2022
Phillips • New York
20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session
Lot 214
Untitled, 1976
acrylic and canvas collage on canvas, in artist’s frame, diptych
each 33 5/8 x 33 5/8 in. (85.4 x 85.4 cm)
Nov 16, 2022Phillips
Untitled, 1976
acrylic and canvas collage on canvas, in artist’s frame, diptych
each 33 5/8 x 33 5/8 in. (85.4 x 85.4 cm)
Nov 16, 2022
Phillips • New York
20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session
Lot 112
Blue Unions, 1972
acrylic on canvas
132.1 x 132.1 cm
Nov 16, 2022Bonhams
Blue Unions, 1972
acrylic on canvas
132.1 x 132.1 cm
Nov 16, 2022
Bonhams
Post-War & Contemporary Art
Lot 9
Untitled, for Lincoln Center Festival, 2001
Screenprint in colors on Somerset paper
92.0 x 73.0 cm
Nov 1, 2022Bonhams
Untitled, for Lincoln Center Festival, 2001
Screenprint in colors on Somerset paper
92.0 x 73.0 cm
Nov 1, 2022
Bonhams
Modern & Contemporary Prints & Multiples
Lot 140
Castle Banner 5, 2004
Relief print in colors on wood veneer with collage
101.6 x 152.4 cm
Nov 1, 2022Bonhams
Castle Banner 5, 2004
Relief print in colors on wood veneer with collage
101.6 x 152.4 cm
Nov 1, 2022
Bonhams
Modern & Contemporary Prints & Multiples
Lot 141
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