Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Shingo Francis at Schmalfuss Berlin

"Stronger Than Fear is Hope"

April 13th ~ Jun 1st, 2013

Opening reception: Saturday, April 13th 17:00~20:00

Shingo Francis will be participating in an international exhibition in Berlin curated by Bodo Korsig of Germany. "Stronger than Fear is Hope" is a poetic title referring to hope as a motivating factor that overrides the fear of doing something.  Artist and curator Bodo Korsig invites the viewer to identify with the hope that has kept the artist to continue his or her studio practice over many years.  

Opening hours:
Tuesday-Friday 11am to 6pm, Saturday 11am to 4pm
Monday and other appointments upon request

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."