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SAM GILLIAM (1933 - ) Butterfly Days #12.
Raked polypropylene, acrylic, monoprint, and color woodblock on an assemblage of various collaged handmade papers, plastic and sewn fabrics, circa 1990. Approximately 2032x1016x25 mm; 80x40x1 inches. Signed and titled in ink, verso.
Provenance: William Weege, Wisconsin; private collection, Ohio.
Master printer William Weege is Professor Emeritus from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the founder and artistic director emeritus of the University of Wisconson–Madison's Tandem Press. Sam Gilliam and Bill Weege were long time friends and collaborators. Gilliam created his first prints with Weege in 1973 at his Jones Road Press Print Shop and Barn in Barneveld, Wisconsin.
This monumental collage is from the artist's Butterfly Days series.