08 avril 2016

"Drawing, Dreaming and Desire: Works on Paper by Sam Francis" opens at the Norton Simon Museum

Sam Francis (American, 1923–1994), Untitled, 1955. Ink on paper, 11 x 14 in. (28 x 35.5 cm). Norton Simon Museum, Gift of the Sam Francis Foundation. PASADENA, CA.- The Norton Simon Museum presents Drawing, Dreaming and Desire: Works on Paper by Sam Francis, an exhibition that features the artist’s drawings of erotica and the female nude, many on view for the first time. While Francis is renowned for abstract, atmospheric and vigorously colored paintings on a grand scale, these intimate drawings—meditations made... [Lire la suite]
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17 mai 2014

Ad Reinhardt Abstract painting highlights Modern & Contemporary art at Heritage Auctions

Ad Reinhardt (American, 1913-1967), Untitled (Blue-Purple Painting), 1952. Oil on canvas,36 x 24 inches (91.4 x 61.0 cm). Bears inscription. Includes artist's original painted strip frame. Estimate: $1,000,000 - $1,500,000. DALLAS, TX.- Untitled (Blue-Purple Painting), 1952, Ad Reinhardt's minimalist masterwork, is expected to bring $1 million as part of a 370-lot Modern & Contemporary Art Signature Auction May 31 at Heritage . Works by giants ranging from Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, and Robert Rauschenberg... [Lire la suite]
31 mars 2014

Sam Francis (1923-1994), SANS TITRE - 1970

Sam Francis (1923-1994), SANS TITRE - 1970. Photo courtesy ARTCURIAL - BRIEST-POULAIN-F.TAJAN Acrylique sur papier. Signé, daté, situé et dédicacé au dos March 5 1970, For E... for holding out 25 years and for the next 2500, Sam, Sam Francis, 1970, Bern; 106 x 75,50 cm (41,34 x 29,45 in.). Estimation : 12 000€ / 15 000€ Commentaire : SANS TITRE; ACRYLIC ON PAPER; SIGNED, DATED, LOCATED AND DEDIDCATED ON THE REVERSE ARTCURIAL - BRIEST-POULAIN-F.TAJAN, PARIS, FRANCE. 1er Avril 2014. www.artcurial.fr
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11 août 2013

"Sam Francis: Five Decades of Abstract Expressionism from California Collections" opens at Pasadena Museum of California Art

Sam Francis, Untitled, 1980. Acrylic on canvas, 54 x 142 in. The Doris and Donald Fisher Collection. Artwork © Sam Francis Foundation, California/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Pasadena, CA – The Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA), is proud to present Sam Francis: Five Decades of Abstract Expressionism from California Collections, the first major museum exhibition of Francis’s work in over a decade. Known as one of the twentieth century's most influential painters of light and color, Sam Francis maintained... [Lire la suite]
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29 janvier 2013

Sam Francis (1923-1994), Untitled

Sam Francis (1923-1994), Untitled. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2013 stamped with the Sam Francis Estate stamp and facsimile signature stamp (on the reverse); acrylic on canvas; 48 x 12in. (122 x 30.5cm.). Painted in 1986. Estimate £40,000 - £60,000 Provenance: The Estate of Sam Francis, California.Gallery Delaive, Amsterdam.Galerie Guy Pieters, Saint Paul de Vence.Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2007. Literature: D. Burchett-Lere (ed.), Sam Francis: Catalogue Raisonné of... [Lire la suite]
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03 octobre 2010

“Masters of the Gesture” @ Gagosian Gallery

Clyfford Still, 1955-d, Ph-387, 1955. Oil on canvas, 117 1/2 x 111 inches (298.4 x 281.9 cm). Photo: Courtesy Gagosian Gallery. BEVERLY HILLS, CA.- Gagosian Gallery presents “Masters of the Gesture”, an exhibition of major Abstract Expressionist paintings, drawings and sculptures, including works by John Chamberlain, Willem de Kooning, Sam Francis, Arshile Gorky, Adolph Gottlieb, Franz Kline, Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, Mark Rothko, David Smith and Clyfford Still. The exhibition includes loans from key private and public... [Lire la suite]

23 janvier 2010

'Monet and Abstraction' @ Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza

This coming February, the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza and Fundación Caja Madrid are presenting the exhibition Monet and Abstraction. It offers a survey of the work of the great French Impressionist painter from an innovative perspective and one never previously employed in the context of a temporary exhibition of this scale and importance, namely the artist's relationship with the development of abstraction in the second half of the 20th century. From his ethereal London landscapes to the monumental depictions of his garden at... [Lire la suite]
22 janvier 2010

Important Modern and Contemporary Prints at Leslie Sacks Fine Art

Robert MOTHERWELL (1915-1991), 'The Black and the Red, Number XXV, 1987'. Acrylic and paper collage on paper, 31 5/8 x 25 inches on Whatman. Signed, blindstamped and dated 87 on lower right MOT254. Photo: Leslie Sacks Fine Art. CHICAGO, IL.- Modern and contemporary prints are an extension of a long and illustrious lineage that goes back to the Renaissance engravings of Albrecht Dürer, and the 17th century prints of Rembrandt, Rubens, van Dyck and Claude Lorraine. The diffusion of printmaking throughout Europe in the 18th... [Lire la suite]
14 mai 2009

New World Auction Records set for Hockney, Oldenburg, Wheeler, and Smith at Christie's

David Hockney (b. 1937), Beverly Hills Housewife, diptych--acrylic on canvas overall: 72 x 144 in. (183 x 366 cm.). Price realised : $7,922,500. New world auction record for the artist. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. 2009. NEW YORK, NY.- In a packed salesroom, bidders drove Christie's Post War & Contemporary Art Evening Sale total to $93,734,500, led by strong results for the Betty Freeman Collection and five new world auction records for artists David Hockney, Claes Oldenburg, Douglas Wheeler, Tony Smith, and Kerry... [Lire la suite]
29 avril 2009

Post-War and Contemporary Art Sales @ Christie’s New York on May 14

NEW YORK, NY.- On May 14, following the Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale, Christie’s New York will hold the morning and afternoon sessions of the Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Sales. Offering over 330 lots over the course of the day, both sales are comprised of exceptional works by foremost Post-War and Contemporary artists including Sam Francis, Alexander Calder, Dan Flavin, Claes Oldenburg, Willem de Kooning, Josef Albers, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Zhang Xiaogang, Ellen Gallagher, Christopher Wool, and Tim Noble & Sue... [Lire la suite]