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Golden Neck

Artist
Sam Gilliam, American, born 1933
Printer
Brandywine Workshop, Philadelphia
Publisher
Brandywine Workshop, Philadelphia
Date
1993–94
Material
Screenprint, offset lithograph, and hand-applied acrylic with stitching
Printed in
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Prints
Current Location
On View, Gallery 235
Dimensions
sheet (irregular): 43 5/16 in. × 30 in. (110 × 76.2 cm)
framed: 48 5/8 in. × 35 5/8 in. × 2 in. (123.5 × 90.5 × 5.1 cm)
Credit Line
The Thelma and Bert Ollie Memorial Collection, Gift of Ronald and Monique Ollie
Rights
© Sam Gilliam / David Kordansky Gallery
Object Number
154:2017
NOTES
Complex color and texture are evident in Golden Neck, which is assembled from fragments of printed paper thickly coated with acrylic and stitched. As with his shaped paintings, Sam Gilliam’s prints, like this one, often deviate from the traditional rectangular format and have sculptural qualities. Working experimentally at Brandywine Workshop, a studio founded in 1972 to expand printmaking opportunities for artists of color, Gilliam cut up, reassembled, sewed, and raked paint across the prints he pulled from the presses.
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