Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Sotheby's S2 Exhibition Space and Sam Francis in Art+Auction Magazine

A recent article by Judd Tully, "The Auction House 2.0: How New Strategies, and Growth, May Shift and Old Duopoly," published in the March 2013 issue of Art+Auction magazine, mentions that the first "selling exhibition" of Sotheby's new S2 exhibition space featured works by Sam Francis:
In September 2011 Sotheby’s launched S2, a Richard Gluckman–designed gallery space in the company’s York Avenue headquarters. Devoted to independently curated selling shows, S2 has called upon Debra Burchett-Lere, director of the Sam Francis Foundation; the private dealer Josh Baer; and, in a concerted effort to draw a younger crowd, the ultrahip independent curator Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld.
You can read more about the exhibition, "Sam Francis: The Exploration of Color, A Selling Exhibition." on the Sotheby's website.

The S2 exhibition didn't just inaugurate Sotheby's new Richard Gluckman designed space: it coincided with the publication of the "Sam Francis Catalogue Raisonné of Canvas and Panel Paintings, 1946 – 1994."

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