Sam Gilliam

Sam Gilliam

A Retrospective

Book - 2005
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"Sam Gilliam established himself as a major artist in 1968 when he jettisoned the wooden stretcher bars that had previously determined the shape of his paintings and allowed his vivid, sometimes ecstatic, rushes of color-stained canvas to hang, billow, and swing through space. Yet Gilliam's contributions to art history extend for beyond these often monumental and always dramatic works. In this volume, the first in-depth book devoted to Gilliam, Corcoran Gallery of Art Curator of
Contemporary Art Jonathan P. Binstock explores four decades of work and establishes the artist's place in the history of post-1960s art. Binstock's wide-ranging and provocative inquiry into Gilliam's groundbreaking achievements as a modernist and an African American artist is supported with a wealth of beautifully produced illustrations - both full-color and black-and-white - as well as an annotated and illustrated chronology and an exhaustive bibliography. This thoughtful exploration and
appraisal of Gilliam's extraordinary oeuvre places the artist at the forefront of American abstract art."--BOOK JACKET.
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press ; Washington, DC : Corcoran Gallery of Art, c2005
ISBN: 0520246349 (cloth : alk. paper)
0520246454 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Branch Call Number: 759.13 BIN
Characteristics: xv, 221 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Gilliam, Sam
Corcoran Gallery of Art

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