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Sam Gilliam
RED STRETCH
Estimation
450 000650 000
Lot. Vendu 560,000 USD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
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144
Sam Gilliam
RED STRETCH
Estimation
450 000650 000
Lot. Vendu 560,000 USD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
ACCÉDER AU LOT

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Contemporary Art Day Auction

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Sam Gilliam
B. 1933
RED STRETCH
signed, titled and dated 1965 on the reverse
acrylic on canvas
95 3/4 by 48 7/8 in. 243.2 by 124.1 cm.
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Provenance

David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles
Private Collection, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Description

"By early 1965...Gilliam began with bare cotton-duck canvas, unsized and unprimed. He drew his initial design using adhesive tape—it was typical for Color School painters, except for the late Morris Louis, to rely on some form of mechanical assistance to establish their composition. Using a brush, Gilliam proceeded to paint with exactly the same brand of acrylics employed by his colleagues...The viscous pigment soaked directly into the fabric and stained the cotton fibers. In the finished product, as in all classic Color School painting, surface and color are indistinguishable from each other. Surface and design are one."
Jonathan P. Binstock in Exh. Cat., Washington, D.C., Corcoran Gallery of Art, (and traveling), Sam Gilliam: A Retrospective, 2005, pp. 16-17

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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New York