Apr 06, 2017 - Sale 2442

Sale 2442 - Lot 70

Price Realized: $ 25,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 20,000 - $ 30,000
SAM GILLIAM (1933 - )
Thin So.

Acrylic on cotton canvas, 1967. 914x914 mm; 36x36 inches. Signed, titled and dated in ink on the canvas overlap, verso.

Provenance: acquired directly from the artist (1967); private collection, Virginia.

Think So is one of the earliest paintings by the artist to come to auction - an intriguing example of Gilliam's first period of experimentation with staining raw canvas and improvisation. The best known painting of his from 1967 is Red Petals in the Phillips Collection, Washington, DC.