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SAM GILLIAM | Leah's Favor

180,000 - 250,000 USD
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  • Sam Gilliam
  • Leah's Favor
  • signed twice, titled and dated 72 on the reverse
  • acrylic on canvas
  • 26 1/8 by 62 1/4 in. 66.4 by 158.1 cm.


Private Collection, Washington, D.C. (acquired directly from the artist) 
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1989

Catalogue Note

"Before painting, there was jazz, I mean cool jazz. Coltrane. Ornette Coleman, the Ayler brothers, Miles Davis. It’s something that was important to my work, it was a constant. You listened while you were painting. It made you think that being young wasn’t so bad. All the young painters were into jazz." Sam Gilliam