Sam Gilliam (B. 1933)
signed, titled and dated ‘Five 1970 Sam Gilliam’ (on the reverse)
acrylic on unstretched, shaped canvas
flat: 87 ¾ x 82 in. (222.8 x 208.2 cm.)
installed, variable: 68 x 60 x 9 in. (172.7 x 152.4 x 22.9 cm.)
Painted in 1970.
Private collection, Chicago
By descent from the above to the present owner

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Lot Essay

"The Washington Color School gave me a chance to fit into a future, rather than fit into what was domestic. In Washington, in the '60s, you could see where you wanted to go; you could see what you were thirsty for. you could feel the beckoning of the future—the ability to open up, to think about universals, spiritualism, all the things that a world contains.” (Sam Gilliam)

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