Sam Gilliam. PARADE IV, 2015 (detail). Watercolor on rice paper, 76 1/4 x 41 3/4 x 1 1/2 inches (193.68 x 106.05 x 3.81 cm). Courtesy the artist and David Kordansky Gallery. Photography: Lee Thompson.

Sam Gilliam: New Works on Paper

June 6 - August 16, 2019

The FLAG Art Foundation is pleased to present Sam Gilliam: New Works on Paper on view June 6-August 16, 2019, on its 10th floor.


Sam Gilliam (b. 1933, Tupelo, Mississippi) is an artist living and working in Washington, D.C. Gilliam was the subject of a solo survey exhibition at Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland in 2018, and in the summer of 2019, a semi-permanent installation of his work will open at Dia:Beacon. In addition to a traveling retrospective organized by the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. in 2005, he has also presented solo shows at the Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C. (2011); J.B. Speed Memorial Museum, Louisville, Kentucky (1996); the Whitney Museum of American Art, Philip Morris Branch, New York (1993); the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York (1982); and the Museum of Modern Art, New York (1971), among many other institutions. Current and recent group exhibitions include Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 1963-1983, Tate Modern (2017), which traveled to the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas (2018), Brooklyn Museum (2018), and is currently on view at The Broad, Los Angeles through September 2019; Viva Arte Viva, 57th Venice Biennale (2017); Not New Now, Marrakech Biennale 6, Morocco (2016); Black: Color, Material, Concept, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York (2015); Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties, Brooklyn Museum, New York (2014). Gilliam’s work is included in over fifty public collections, including those of the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark; Tate Modern, London; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; and the Art Institute of Chicago.

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