June 13: join us for a conversation with artist Sam Gilliam, whose work is on view now in From the Collection: 1960–1969. Gilliam is best known for abstract works on unstretched canvas that he drapes from the ceiling, slings over sawhorses, or, as is the case here, pins to the wall. Gilliam’s “drapes” were reportedly inspired by the artist’s observation of laundry hanging outside his window.
[Sam Gilliam. 10/27/69. 1969. The Museum of Modern Art, New York]