19 Press Releases

Tag: Sam Gilliam

  • Auction Preview

    Sam Gilliam’s “Pantheon #5” to Headline Neue Auctions’ Annual May Modern Event

    A major sculptural work by American artist Sam Gilliam will lead Neue Auctions’ third annual May Modern sale. Pantheon #5 from 1984 is composed of acrylic on canvas with collaged aluminum pieces. Described by Neue Auctions’ Bridget McWilliams as “an exuberant, highly textured and complex composition, executed with deft craftsmanship,”…

    Sam Gilliam, Pantheon 5
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    Mary Bauermeister Tower and Keith Haring Lithographs Among Top Lots in Rago’s Post War + Contemporary Art Auction

    “Art, in its complexity, approaches truth,” states Mary Bauermeister (b. 1934), one of the most influential and accomplished artists of the 21st century. Alu Tower 3 by Bauermeister is soon coming to auction at Rago. Bauermeister is a multidisciplinary artist, musician, and performer. She was born and raised in Germany where she…

    Keith Haring 1958–1990 Free South Africa
  • Auction Industry

    Artists of Black History Month: Sam Gilliam

    Signed Monoprint by Color Field Painter Offered at Toomey & Co. Sam Gilliam’s work set a new tone for American art in the 20th century. He rose to fame during the 1960s and early 70s with his “Drape” paintings. These colorful works discarded stretcher bars in favor of dramatic installations.…

    Artists of Black History Month Sam Gilliam1
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    Christie's To Offer Post-War and Contemporary Art in Upcoming Sale

    A member of the Bay Area Figurative Movement, Joan Brown (1938 – 1991) was a painter who played a significant role in the local artistic community. Her painting style was characterized by the use of bold colors and symbolism with a personal touch. The upcoming Christie's auction of post-war and…

    Joan Brown (1938-1991) David with Statue of Mary Julia #2
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    Choice Works

    Jasper Johns is a prolific American painter, printmaker, and sculptor known for his Pop Art and Abstract Expressionist artworks. It was in 1954 that Johns created his seminal Flag painting. During the same year, the artist also started experimenting with printmaking. Recalling his first monotype, Johns states, “While working as…

  • Exhibitions

    Museum receives $25,000 National Endowment for the Arts grant

    Black Orpheus, 1969. Humbert Howard (1905–1992). Oil and collage on Masonite™, 49 3/4 × 40 inches. Delaware Art Museum, Gift of Dr. John E. and Carol Hunt, 2009. © Howard Heartsfield Gallery. WILMINGTON, DE.- National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Mary Anne Carter has approved an Art Works award of $25,000…

    Museum receives $25,000 National Endowment for the Arts grant
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    Works on Paper & 3-D

    A Black American sculptor, Richmond Barthé (1901–1989) was closely associated with the Harlem Renaissance and remains well-known for his representation of Black subjects. One of the leading lots in the upcoming Works on Paper & 3-D sale, presented by Black Art Auction, is a bronze sculpture of Senegalese dancer Féral Benga by Barthé. The sculptor completed…

    Betye Saar, b. 1926, Hoo Doo #7, mixed media
  • Auction Industry, Press Release

    Early Pop Print by Lichtenstein Leads Contemporary Art at Swann

    New York—Swann Galleries will offer a sale of Contemporary Art on Thursday, June 25 with a standout selection of paintings and works on paper from notable Abstract Expressionists, Pop Artists, street artists of the 1980s, alongside contemporary multiples.  Leading the sale is Roy Lichtenstein’s celebrated color-screenprint Reverie, 1965—one of the…

    Early Pop Print by Lichtenstein Leads Contemporary Art at Swann
  • Auction Result

    New Auction Record for Richmond Barthé at $629k in African-American Fine Art at Swann

    AFRICAN-AMERICAN FINE ARTSale 2535; June 4, 2020Sale total: $3,517,917Estimates for sale as a whole: $2,316,000-$3,427,500We offered 187 lots; 165 sold (88% sell-through rate by lot)All prices include Buyer’s Premium. New York—Swann Galleries’ sale of African-American Fine Art on June 4 was met with much fanfare, despite an online-only format due…

    New Auction Record for Richmond Barthé at $629k in African-American Fine Art at Swann
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    African-American Fine Art

    Raised in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi during the early 1900s, Richmond Barthé was among the leading artists of his time. Barthé’s work often bridges the gap between Realism and abstraction. Best known for capturing the allegorical and genre figures of African Americans, Barthé took inspiration from his interest in African…

    ROBERT NEAL (1916 - 1987)
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    June Collectibles And Fine Art

    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…

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    Contemporary Art Day Auction

    In the upcoming Contemporary Art Day Auction presented by Sotheby’s Auction, are pieces that explore modern art and abstraction. Categories in the auction include oil on canvas, mixed media, photographs, sculptures, and more. A leading lot in this auction was sculpted by Ai Weiwei, a Chinese artist Representing Ai  in…

    Wayne Thiebaud RIPLEY STREET RIDGE (1)
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    20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale Morning Session

    One of Sam Gilliam’s hallmark “drape paintings”  is available in the upcoming auction presented by Phillips Auction. Widening the limits of paintings, his work goes beyond the canvas. His stained fabric works resembling tie-dye are regarded as a major step in the development of American art.  The Morning Session of…

  • Auction Preview

    Contemporary Curated

    Sotheby's Contemporary Curated auction is a powerful exhibition of the post-war period. The auction presents works from The Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, and The Drawing Center as well as from private collections. It is curated by renowned chef Massimo Bottura. The resulting selection proves that a passion for food…

    Kerry James Marshall/Auctiondaily
  • Press Release

    From Abstract Expressionists to Color Field Painters - African-American Fine Art : Fall 2019

    At Auction October 8 Upcoming Highlights Lot 98: Sam Gilliam, Untitled, acrylic, 1974. $25,000 to $35,000. A choice selection of abstract paintings feature in our October 2019 sale of African-American Fine Art, including first-generation abstract expressionist Norman Lewis, alongside artists Sam Gilliam and Kenneth Victor Young of the Washington Color School. Also of note are nature-inspired…

    Swann Galleries
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    Modern Art and Design

    This ongoing Modern Art and Design auction offered by Palm Beach Modern Auctions, which began on May 29th and will conclude on June 9th, includes a diverse collection of work representing the 20th century. Both decorative and fine arts, as well as furniture, are represented in this auction. Among the…

    PR-205 Modern Art & Design
  • Auction Result

    Alex Cooper Presents Works of Inspiring Artists

    Anyone who witnessed Alex Cooper’s sale that was held on 15 Dec 2018, must’ve had a beautiful experience with the fascinating collection. It features items of finest-quality including a large collection of modern & contemporary art of inspiring artists who have an exceptional record such as Prendergast, Picasso, Warhol, and…

    landscape by Julius Sergius von Klever
  • Auction Industry

    Fine Arts by Alex Cooper

    “Artisanship and enticing” are what describes Alex Cooper’s auction on Friday, 29th February 2019 which possesses many beautiful pieces. Fine art is particularly well presented in the sale. The exquisitely large collection of modern & contemporary artworks highlights the accomplishment of each artist in expressionism. The canvases of commendable artists including…

    Marc Zakharovich Chagall
  • Art Fairs

    The ADAA Art Show Features A Range of American Artists From Mary Cassatt to Judy Chicago

    The nation’s longest-running art fair, the ADAA Art Show, takes place February 28 to March 3, at the Park Avenue Armory in New York, with a Gala Preview on Wednesday night to benefit Henry Street Settlement. The Art Show has raised over $31 million for this non-profit over more than three decades.…

    The ADAA Art Show Features A Range of American Artists From Mary Cassatt to Judy Chicago