Sam Francis (1923 - 1994)
Description

Sam Francis

(1923 - 1994)

 

Untitled

 

122 x 244 cm
Acrylic on panel

Executed in 1984

Provenance

Idemitsu Museum of Arts, Japan (July 1993) [through Yayoi Gallery/Ogawa, Tokyo]

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • André Emmerich Gallery, New York. “Sam Francis: New Work,” 8 November-1 December 1984 (see images); exh. Cat. (no illus.).

  • Museum of Modern Art, Toyama, Japan. “Sam Francis,” organized with Nantenshi Gallery, Tokyo, 23 April- 19 June 1988; exh. cat., no. 7, pp. 34-35 (color illus.); additional venues in Japan:

  • Museum of Modern Art, Seibu Takanawa, Karuizawa. 4 August- 4 September 1988.

  • Museum of Modern Art, Shiga. 10 September-16 October 1988.

  • Ohara Museum of Art, Kurashiki. 25 October-27 November 1988.

  • Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo. 25 February-26 Marc 1989.

    Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn. “Sam Francis,” 12 February-18 April 1993; exh. cat., pp. 216-17 (color illus.).

  • Museum of Modern Art, Toyama, Japan. “Sam Francis: From the Idemitsu Collection,” 10 August-16 September 2002; exh.cat., no. 51, pp. 89-92 (color illus.); additional venues in Japan:

  • Kawamura Memorial Museum of Art, Chiba. 28 September-10 November 2002.

  • Museum of Art Ehime, Ehime. 16 November-23 December 2002.

  • Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo. 5 April-25 May 2003.

  • Iwaki City Art Museum, Fukushima. 3 June-6 July 2003.

  • Oita City Art Museum, Oita. 13 September-26 October 2003.

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • Tokuyama City Museum of Art and History, Tokuyama, Japan. “Sam Francis and Sengai: From the Idemitsu Museum of Arts,” 11 April-1 June 1997; exh. cat., pl. 20-1, 20-2, pp. 44-47 (color illus.).

Literature

Contemporary Great Masters: Sam Francis. Tokyo: Kodansha, 1994, pl. 56 (illus.).

Waldberg, Michel. Sam Francis: Metaphysics of the Void. Philosophy of the Arts. Toronto: Moos Book Publishing, 1987, pp. 100-1, 160-61 (illus.). (A French edition titled Métaphysique du vide was published by Francis Delille in 1986.)

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