Berkeley, California: University of California Press, 2005. First Edition, First Printing. Quarto, 222 pages, VG-/VG-; DJ, purple/gray pictorial spine, white lettering: mild overall wear to DJ, creasing with very slight material loss to head, slight wear to corners, DJ protected by mylar; black cloth boards, bright gold lettering to spine: front board somewhat shaken, binding sturdy; light age-toning to margins of interior (text and graphics unaffected), mild waving to leaves; mild fingerprint mark to ffep; SIGNED by Gilliam to half-title page ("20006" a possible reference to Washington, D.C.), imprint from signature visible to next page; INSCRIBED by Binstock to title page, dated 2005; volume published in conjunction with an exhibit at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. on display from October 15, 2005 to January 22, 2006; shelved Front Table.
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Sam Gilliam (b. 1933) is a color field painter and abstract artist closely associated with the Washington Color School, a group of D.C. artists that developed a form of abstract art from color field painting in the 1950s and 1960s. He is notable as the first recognized artist to introduce the idea of a draped, painted canvas hung without stretcher bars circa 1965. After the divorce he met Annie Gawlak, owner of the G Fine Art gallery in Washington DC, who is now Gilliam's longtime partner. Gilliam's art studio in Washington, D.C. on 14th St NW was sold in 2010.