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    Sale 2456 | Lot 88
    Price Realized: $191,000With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2456 Lot 88

      SAM GILLIAM (1933 - )
      Rubiyat.

      Acrylic and flocking on cotton canvas, 1973. 787x1854 mm; 31x73 inches, with beveled edges. Signed, titled and dated in ink on the canvas overflap, verso.

      Provenance: acquired directly from the artist; private collection, Washington, DC

      Illustrated: Jonathan Binstock. Sam Gilliam: A Retrospective, p. 88.

      This richly colored and textured canvas is an excellent example of Sam Gilliam's experimental, color field painting in the early 1970s. The artist began to move from the stained paintings of the late 1960s and early 1970s to the collaged paintings of mid-1970s with the introduction of rich textures. Rubiyat has a built-up surface of both finely raised and almost sculptural areas of paint with flocking the addition of small textile fibers into the acrylic paint. These early 1970s beveled edges paintings show Gilliam's addition of paint surfaces that he added to his stained canvas - the verso reveals a brightly colored stained canvas.

      Estimate $60,000 - 90,000


      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $191,000

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