UntitledArtist(s)Sam GilliamArtist NationalityAmerican (North American)Object Creation Date1971Medium & Supportmixed media, watercolor, pastel and crayon on paperDimensions
24 1/2 in x 32 1/4 in (62.23 cm x 81.92 cm)Credit LineGift of the Estate of James van SwedenSubject 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 ClassificationDrawingAdditional Object Classification(s)PaintingCollection AreaModern and ContemporaryRights
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crayons (drawing material)