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Accession Number
2015/2.35

Title
Untitled

Artist(s)
Sam Gilliam

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1971

Medium & Support
mixed media, watercolor, pastel and crayon on paper

Dimensions
24 1/2 in x 32 1/4 in (62.23 cm x 81.92 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of the Estate of James van Sweden

Subject matter
In the late-1960s, Gilliam began to create messy, abstract compositions in a variety of media—most well known of these were his un-stretched, drapped canvases. As part of the Washington Color School, he used color as an expressive tool. This work shows some of his early experiments with rearranging geometric cut-out shapes—their traces can be seen throughout this work—in order to further experiment with color and improvisation. 

Physical Description
This work is an abstract composition on paper with deckled edges. The drawing is signed and dated (l.r.) in pencil "Sam Gilliam '71".

Primary Object Classification
Drawing

Additional Object Classification(s)
Painting

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
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Keywords
crayons (drawing material)
mixed media
pastel (material)
watercolor (paint)

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