Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Shingo Francis at MARMA Berlin

Open Studios
Artists in residence: Shingo Francis/ Kevin E. Taylor

October 20th ~ 21st, 2012


MARMA Project Space
Wiebestrasse 39, 3rd Floor
10053, Berlin (Moabit)

'Marma' is a non-commercial project offering four artists the opportunity to experience a 3-month art residency in Berlin each year.

The 2012 summer-fall season showcases the works of participating artists Shingo Francis(USA/Japan) and Kevin Earl Taylor(USA). MARMA will host Open Studios for both artists who will present their work created during their 3 month residency program.

For more information visit this link.

Monday, October 15, 2012

A Proposed Federal Bill for Artist's Resale Royalties

Theodore Feder, the President of the Artist's Rights Society, and Bruce Lehman, a former U.S. Patent and Trademark Office commissioner, are lobbying Congress to adopt a federal bill that would grant resale rights to artists whose work is sold at major auction houses in this country. The proposal, the latest in three decades’ worth of attempts to institute such a law, first initiated by Ted Kennedy in 1993, follows a court ruling that invalidates the only resale royalty statute on the books in the United States, a California state law that is almost never heeded or enforced.

For more information, read a more complete report at

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Sam Francis Painting Appears on "Giuliana and Bill"

During a recent episode of Giuliana and Bill on the Style Network, Bill Rancic stopped by Martin Katz, Ltd. in Beverly Hills to replace Giuliana's wedding band. Hanging in the foyer is a beautiful Sam Francis acrylic on paper from the early 70's which Martin acquired from Jonathan Novak Contemporary Art.

Here is an image Francis painting from Martin's collection:

Sam Francis
Untitled (SF71-1006), 1971
Acrylic on paper
29-1/2" x 40-1/8"