Provenance

The artist [b. 1933], Washington, D.C.; purchased 1994 through (Baumgartner Galleries, Washington, D.C.) by NGA with funds from an anonymous donor.

Exhibition History
1976
Sam Gilliam: Paintings and Works on Paper, The J.B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky, 1976, no. 3, repro.
2005
Sam Gilliam: A Retrospective, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; The Speed Art Museum, Louisville; Telfair Museum of Art, Savannah; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, 2005-2007, unnumbered catalogue, repro.
Bibliography
1994
"A Gilliam's New Home." The Washington Post (22 May 1994).
1994
Fleming, Lee. "Sam Gilliam, Still Experimenting." The Washington Post (5 November 1994).
1994
"Recent Additions to the Collections." [National Gallery of Art] Circle Bulletin no. 12 (Fall 1994): 28-29.
1996
Rose, Barbara. "Abstraction as Identity." The International Review of African American Art 13, no. 3 (1996).
1997
Protzman, Ferdinand. "Drapes not Drawn." The Washington Post (21 June 1997).
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