SAM GILLIAM ORIGINAL MIXED MEDIA WALL SCULPTURE, oil paint on wood and metal. Measures 63″ height by 42″ width by 26″ depth. Signed to verso. The nicest one sold at auction! ARTIST BIO: Sam Gilliam born November 30, 1933 is a color field painter and lyrical abstractionist artist. Gilliam, an AfricanAmerican, is associated with the Washington Color School, a group of Washington, D.C. area artists that developed a form of abstract art from color field painting in the 1950s and 1960s. His works have also beendescribed as belonging to abstract expressionism and lyrical abstraction. He works on stretched, draped and wrapped canvas, and adds sculptural 3D elements. He is recognized as the first artist tointroduce the idea of a draped, painted canvas hanging without stretcher bars around 1965. This was a major contribution to the Color Field School.
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