Oct 05, 2017 - Sale 2456

Sale 2456 - Lot 147

Price Realized: $ 57,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 20,000 - $ 30,000
SAM GILLIAM (1933 - )
Not Spinning.

Acrylic on birch plywood construction with aluminum frame, 2001-04. Approximately 1245x813x52 mm; 49x32x2 inches. Signed, titled and dated in ink, verso.

The yellow/orange/red box was added by the artist in 2004.

Provenance: acquired directly from the artist; private collection, Pennsylvania (2004).

Exhibited: Klein Art Works, Chicago, with the label verso.

Not Spinning is an excellent example of the striking series of three dimensional works in which Sam Gilliam poured and layered acrylic on birch plywood constructions. Beginning in 1997, Gilliam began showing these at Klein Art Works in Chicago, and in his Solo Exhibition: Gilliam in 3-D at the Kreeger Museum, Washington, DC the following year. Other examples can be found in the collections of Smith College Museum of Art, Northhampton, MA, and the Department of Veteran Affairs, Philadelphia. Binstock p. 138.