Dec 15, 2015 - Sale 2402

Sale 2402 - Lot 80

Price Realized: $ 23,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
SAM GILLIAM (1933 - )

Watercolor on fibrous Japan paper, circa 1967. 590x457 mm; 23 1/4x18 inches. Signed in pencil, lower right.

Provenance: private collection, Philadelphia (1967).

The owner recalled acquiring this work from a Washington, DC gallery at the time of Sam Gilliam's first solo exhibition at the Phillips Collection.

This early watercolor is a richly colored example of the experimental staining techniques that Sam Gilliam used on works on paper as well as his unstretched canvases.