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Museum Moment, 2009
Sam Gilliam

90-color screen print, signed edition of 105

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$1,800 Non-Member

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Considered one of the foremost abstract artists in the United States, Gilliam says Museum Moment, is “a celebration of art” inspired by the first commission he created for the Smithsonian in 1987. Combined shapes create an explosive power with lush color and a heavily textured overlay. It is a tense balance of intellectual structure and paint.

Along with Gilliam, Master printer Lou Stovall, of Workshop Inc. produced the edition. Stovall’s assistant, Rachael Mahr, describes the painter/printer partnership: “What you find in Museum Moment is not only a collaboration between painter, Sam Gilliam and printmaker, Lou Stovall, but a perfect harmony of two rich artistic traditions that compliment and challenge each other and have here brought together a world of color and form into a balance of freedom and control, dynamism and meticulous execution.”

Gilliam received a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Norman Walt Harris Prize from the Art Institute of Chicago. His works are in museum permanent collections around the country including the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Denver Museum of Art, Chrysler Museum of Art and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.

Special Information: 90-color screen print, signed, titled and numbered edition of 105, printed on Rising two-ply 100% acid-free paper. Printer's chop is located on the lower left corner of the print. Sold unframed. Comes with a certificate of authenticity from the Smithsonian.

Image Dimensions: 32 x 40 inches

Paper Dimensions: 32 x 40 inches

Produced By: Lou Stovall, Workshop, Inc. Washington DC