The Arc Maker I & II, 1981

  • Sam Gilliam, American, 1933 - 2022

Acrylic on canvas with collage

  • Framed: Overall: 75 inches × 17 feet 9 inches × 1 1/2 inches (190.5 cm × 5 m 41 cm × 3.8 cm) Overall (large panels): 75 × 80 1/4 × 1 1/2 inches (190.5 × 203.8 × 3.8 cm) Overall (narrow panels): 72 1/4 × 26 1/4 × 1 1/2 inches (183.5 × 66.7 × 3.8 cm)

Gift of the Friends of African Art

1983.31

Department

African American Art

  • Nonrepresentational art
  • Abstraction
  • Collage
  • Collage
  • Impasto
  • Acrylic
  • Canvas
  • Canvas
  • Shaped canvases
  • Painting (visual work)
  • Washington

Provenance

1983-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Published References

Schmidt Campbell, Mary. Red & Black to "D": Paintings by Sam Gilliam. Exh. cat., Studio Museum in Harlem. New York, 1982, p. 28 (ill.). Modern Painters at the Corcoran: Sam Gilliam. Exh. cat., Corcoran Gallery of Art. Washington, D.C., 1983 (cover ill.). Art in America (Summer 1983): 156 (ill.).

Rights Status

Courtesy of the artist

Sam Gilliam, The Arc Maker I & II, 1981, acrylic on canvas with collage. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of the Friends of African Art, 1983.31.