Works for New Spaces

Sam Gilliam, “once associated with the Washington School of Color-field painting,” had by 1971 “abandoned the use of the stretched canvas” to make works like Carousel Merge, above. Gilliam intended the canvas to be “hung in a variety of configurations in any given space.”

From the Walker Art Center archives.


  1. There's a great article in an old Architecture Plus magazine about the Walker, at this time, I think around 1972-3? This is one of the many full page photos. I'll scan it for you. I think it was called something like "Is The Walker Art Center the best museum in the world?"