Apr 06, 2017 - Sale 2442

Sale 2442 - Lot 150

Price Realized: $ 12,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 12,000 - $ 18,000
SAM GILLIAM (1933 - )
Butterfly Days.

Acrylic, monoprint, color relief and collage on assemblage of various collaged handmade papers with a hand-painted wooden block, 1985. 1448x381 mm; 57x15 inches. Signed and dated in pencil, lower left.

Provenance: William Weege, Wisconsin; private collection, New Mexico.

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 large collage is one of the many handmade paper constructions Sam Gilliam made in collaboration with Bill Weege for the Butterfly Days series.