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Sam Gilliam

Light Shade, 1967

Watercolor and acrylic on fiberglass paper
23 1/2 × 18 in
59.7 × 45.7 cm
This is a unique work.
$22,000
Ships from Toronto, CA
Shipping: $95 domestic, $225 rest of world
location
Toronto
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About the work
Exhibition history
Caviar20
Toronto
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In the last four years, Gilliam’s work has enjoyed a significant renaissance across North America …

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In the last four years, Gilliam’s work has enjoyed a significant renaissance across North America and Europe.
“Light Shade”, created during Gilliam’s early exploration with watercolors, exemplifies the artist’s ephemeral dream-like compositions, where swaths of color are focused on light and dark tones from folding and …

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Condition
Very good condition
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed and dated by artist on frame verso Original period framed
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Sam Gilliam
American, b. 1933
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A pillar of the Washington, D.C., modern and contemporary art communities, internationally acclaimed abstract painter Sam Gilliam has been testing the boundaries of color, form, texture, and the canvas itself over the course of his long, productive career. Filling canvases with fields of deeply saturated color and layers of expressionistic brushstrokes, both subtle and bold, Gilliam was a part of the Washington Color School (late 1950s through mid-’70s) and has been associated with the Abstract Expressionists. Ever the innovator, he took his color-stained canvases off of the stretcher in the late 1960s and presented them in radical new ways: draped across walls and hung from the ceiling in generous, folding layers. These sculpture-painting hybrids have become a defining part of Gilliam’s practice and inflect all of his work with an ongoing exploration of the depth, physicality, and resonance of color.

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About the work
Exhibition history
Caviar20
Toronto
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In the last four years, Gilliam’s work has enjoyed a significant renaissance across North America …

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In the last four years, Gilliam’s work has enjoyed a significant renaissance across North America and Europe.
“Light Shade”, created during Gilliam’s early exploration with watercolors, exemplifies the artist’s ephemeral dream-like compositions, where swaths of color are focused on light and dark tones from folding and …

Read more
Condition
Very good condition
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed and dated by artist on frame verso Original period framed
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Included
Sam Gilliam
American, b. 1933
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A pillar of the Washington, D.C., modern and contemporary art communities, internationally acclaimed abstract painter Sam Gilliam has been testing the boundaries of color, form, texture, and the canvas itself over the course of his long, productive career. Filling canvases with fields of deeply saturated color and layers of expressionistic brushstrokes, both subtle and bold, Gilliam was a part of the Washington Color School (late 1950s through mid-’70s) and has been associated with the Abstract Expressionists. Ever the innovator, he took his color-stained canvases off of the stretcher in the late 1960s and presented them in radical new ways: draped across walls and hung from the ceiling in generous, folding layers. These sculpture-painting hybrids have become a defining part of Gilliam’s practice and inflect all of his work with an ongoing exploration of the depth, physicality, and resonance of color.

Sam Gilliam

Light Shade, 1967

Watercolor and acrylic on fiberglass paper
23 1/2 × 18 in
59.7 × 45.7 cm
This is a unique work.
$22,000
Ships from Toronto, CA
Shipping: $95 domestic, $225 rest of world
location
Toronto
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Locked
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