Sam Gilliam, ‘Stile’, 2004, Painting, Acrylic on birchwood, Artsy x Rago/Wright
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Sam Gilliam

Stile, 2004

Acrylic on birchwood
25 × 25 × 3 1/2 in
63.5 × 63.5 × 8.9 cm
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Signed, titled and dated to verso 'Stile, 2004 Sam Gilliam'
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, ‘Stile’, 2004, Painting, Acrylic on birchwood, Artsy x Rago/Wright
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Condition report: Work appears to be in good overall condition. Surface irregularities and texture are inherent to work and medium. Work is in two parts, hinged together. Unframed.

Over the course of a nearly six-decade career, …

Medium
Signature
Signed, titled and dated to verso 'Stile, 2004 Sam Gilliam'
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

Stile, 2004

Acrylic on birchwood
25 × 25 × 3 1/2 in
63.5 × 63.5 × 8.9 cm
.
Bidding closed
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