Modern Art Market

Sam Gilliam: Beyond the Canvas

February 5, 2014

Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)

The upcoming February 23, 2014 Modern Art & Design Auction features the acrylic painting Live by the pioneering multimedia painter Sam Gilliam. Gilliam was a pivotal player in the Washington School Movement of the 1950s and 60s, and made considerable contributions to the Color Field Movement. In 1968, Sam Gilliam was the first recognized artist to stop using canvas stretchers as a means of reinforcement in favor of the solitary, painted, raw surface. In the 1970s, Gilliam was determined to work with beveled canvas stretchers to facilitate the idea of the painting as a dimensional object, resulting in the vibrant work, Live from 1972.

Market Status: Time to Sell

August 3, 2010

Now that there is more time to consign (deadline is now August 12th), I asked Peter his thoughts on the current state of the market and recent consignments. Peter Loughrey: So far the October 2010 Auction will include a large assortment of items in the $1,000 – 1,500 range, which will make for an exciting opportunity […]

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