Lot 117
  • 117

Sam Gilliam

Estimate
70,000 - 90,000 USD
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Description

  • Sam Gilliam
  • Diamas #1
  • signed and titled on the reverseĀ 
  • acrylic on canvas
  • 36 by 36 in. 91.4 by 91.4 cm.
  • Executed in 1963.

Provenance

Private Collection, Argentina
Thence by descent to the present owner

Condition

This work is in very good condition overall. There is evidence of wear and handling along the edges and the canvas is lightly soiled throughout, most visible at the edges. There are inconsistencies to the unpainted canvas including scattered pulls to the weave, most notably a diagonal pull in the upper right quadrant. Scattered media accretions appear to be inherent to the artistā€™s working method and from the time of execution and there is a faint horizontal line extending across the canvas in the upper quarter and in the center of the canvas. Under very close inspection, some minor and unobtrusive scattered surface abrasions and faint scratches are visible in the ochre color band. Under Ultraviolet light inspection, there is no evidence of restoration. Unframed. Please note the auction begins at 9:30 am on November 17th.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
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