That’s a copy of a book published by the Washington Arts Museum in 2013. The book captures some of the “lost memories” of the Washington Color School, as well as the fascination we had with George Washington – the “Caunotaucarius”:
The book also sheds light on the second generation (as we – Sam Gilliam, Rockne Krebs, and me – were called), although we participated in celebrating the first generation of the WCS – Gene Davis, Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland, Howard Mehring, Thomas “Tom” Downing, and Paul Reed.
Even the “Giveaway” is mentioned:
That was before I made the move to New York. Stay tuned for more art stories from the attic of my mind.
P.S. – here’s Sam Gilliam back in the day: