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Hav-a-Tampa 15

Artist
Sam Gilliam, American, born 1933
Publisher
Berghoff-Cowden Editions, New Port Richy, FL
Date
1995
Material
Screenprint and monoprint with stitching
Published in
New Port Richey, Florida, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Collages & montages, mixed media
Current Location
On View, Gallery 235
Dimensions
sheet (irregular): 33 15/16 × 28 11/16 in. (86.2 × 72.9 cm)
framed: 40 1/8 × 35 × 2 in. (101.9 × 88.9 × 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
155:2017
NOTES
In this work, yellow and orange irregular rectangles appear to pass over as well as slip behind the dominant blue and violet background. Faint lattice-like patterns advance and recede throughout the composition. Sam Gilliam produced this complex optical space by overlapping layers of ink in varying opacity and translucency. This effect can be linked to the artist’s early experiments with watercolor—specifically the medium’s sheer, luminous quality.
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