Lot 22
  • 22

Sam Gilliam

100,000 - 150,000 USD
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  • Sam Gilliam
  • Rays
  • signed, titled and dated 71 on the reverse
  • acrylic on canvas
  • 48 by 78 by 2 in. 121.9 by 198.12 by 5.1 cm.


Private Collection, Washington, D.C.
Acquired from the above by the present owner circa 1975

Catalogue Note

"Only when making the work can I determine the many languages that form the planes on which it is to exist. Like abstract phrases, the many intentions of the work pass through an intuitive sieve…The work was not planned, there are ploys, however, to the way it was laid out and then put together."

Sam Gilliam