Sam Gilliam, Purpled (Chasers Series)

Sam Gilliam, Purpled (Chasers Series), 1980, acrylic on canvas, 203.2 x 228.6 cm (Virginia Musem of Fine Arts, © Sam Gilliam)

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Cite this page as: Valerie Cassel Oliver, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Dr. Steven Zucker, "Sam Gilliam, Purpled (Chasers Series)," in Smarthistory, June 13, 2022, accessed March 3, 2024,