Sam Gilliam, an African American artist, introduced draped, painted canvas hangings that lacked stretcher bars in the 1960s. The stained fabric pieces are regarded as a major step in the development of American art. Known as a Lyrical Abstractionist, the artist frequently experiments on draped canvas, adding a sculptural element to his art. An example of Gilliam’s mixed media wall hangings is available in the upcoming June Collectibles and Fine Art Auction. The oil on wood and metal piece is executed in vibrant rainbow colors, measuring 63 inches high and 42 inches wide.
Elite Auctioneers, LLC will also offer several sculptures of Eastern origin in this sale, including a Garuda Buddhist deity in gilt bronze. In Hindu and Buddhist mythology, Garuda is a bird-like being that combines eagle and human features. A yin and yang flower mark can be found on the bottom of the sculpture. A Tibetan oil on canvas piece is also highlighted, showing several ancient Tibetan deities. For more information, visit Bidsquare.
Lot Categories:Fine Art (41), Decorative Arts (49), Furniture (10), Asian Works of Art (30), Collectibles (18)
# of Lots:238
Price Range:$50 - $70,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Huge Sam Gilliam Original Mixed Media Sculpture|| Estimate: |
|Chinese Gilt Bronze Garuda Buddhist Deity Sculpture|| Estimate: |
|Chinese / Tibetan Thanka Gold Painting On Silk|| Estimate: |
|Joey Kirkpatrick & Flora C. Mace Large Sculpture|| Estimate: |
|Frida Kahlo (Mexico 1907-1954) Still Life Oil|| Estimate: |
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