Oct 04, 2018 - Sale 2487

Sale 2487 - Lot 104

Price Realized: $ 5,460
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 5,000
SAM GILLIAM (1933 - )

Watercolor on thin Japan paper, 1967. 584x864 mm; 23 3/4x38 3/4 inches. Signed, titled, dated and numbered "11" in ink on the frame back.

Provenance: private collection, Pennsylvania.

This is a large, early example of Sam Gilliam work in watercolor which imitate his experimental draped canvases and floor paintings of the same period. They were also stained and saturated--the reaction of the thin paper to the wet paint was incorporated into the image-making.