SAM GILLIAM "MIDNIGHT" 1984
Sam Gilliam (b. 1933), is known as one of America’s most prominent abstract painters, an important contributor to both color-field and lyrical abstract expressionism. Gilliam introduced groundbreaking art making techniques throughout his career.
Born in Mississippi, Gilliam studied at the University of Louisville and later worked in Washington D.C. with the Washington Colour School among artists such as Morris Louis and Kenneth Noland.
The artist’s practice has constantly evolved in style and material. While known most famously as the creator of monumental draped canvas paintings, Gilliam has worked with prints, painted collage, and watercolours.
In the early 1980's Gilliam's palette became noticeably darker as the artist explored how to realize texture with rich ebony, midnight blue and deep grays. This rare print is an excellent example of from this era of experimentation.
In the last few years, Gilliam’s work has enjoyed a significant renaissance; galleries and institutions across North America are mounting solo exhibitions of the artist. Notably, the Kunstmuseum Basel hosted the first major European retrospective of the artist during the summer of 2018.
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Untitled (aka "Midnight")
Screenprint on handmade paper with deckled edges
Signed, dated 84 and numbered by artist
From an edition of 60
22"H 30"W (work)
31"H 38"W (framed)
Framed with museum glass
Very good condition
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