Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Composition for I-75
  • Sam Gilliam
    born 1933
    born: Tupelo, Mississippi, United States ; active: United States
  • Composition for I-75, 1982
  • Where object was made: United States
  • acrylic on canvas
  • Canvas/Support: shaped canvas 203.2 x 203.2 cm
    Canvas/Support: shaped canvas 80 x 80 in
  • Gift of Rockne Krebs
  • Not on display
  • 1985.0293
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Pieces of painted canvas, cut into large geometric shapes, pieced together and taped from the back. Canvas is folded around edges of stretcher which has been padded. Basic square shape has rectangles cut out of each corner and triangle shape out the bottom. Mottled red, orange, and yellow with darker shadings of brown and gold.