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Sam Gilliam: A life beyond the frame

With a show of his unstretched canvases at the Kunstmuseum Basel, the lyrical abstractionist is enjoying a late resurgence in popularity, writes The Art Newspaper's José da Silva

Sam Gilliam’s Untitled (2018) at Unlimited, Art Basel Photo: www.david-owens.co.uk
Sam Gilliam’s Untitled (2018) at Unlimited, Art Basel Photo: www.david-owens.co.uk
Sam Gilliam's Rondo (1971)  Photo: Lee Thompson. Courtesy of the artist; Kunstmuseum Basel and David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles © 2018; and ProLitteris, Zurich
Sam Gilliam's Rondo (1971) Photo: Lee Thompson. Courtesy of the artist; Kunstmuseum Basel and David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles © 2018; and ProLitteris, Zurich