Thursday, October 16, 2014

October 2014 Newsletter

The Latest
As the first installment of Creativity Matters, the Foundation is gearing up to host 4 roundtables exploring the topic of Creativity in Learning, in collaboration with Project Zero, the research arm of the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Held at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, the Exploratorium in San Francisco and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in Los Angeles, the events will convene thought leaders in the field of creativity, coming from a wide range of personal and professional backgrounds. Stay tuned for highlights of the conversations by following us on TwitterFacebook and Instagram!
The fast-growing Japanese retailer Uniqlo recently set up a partnership with MoMA, featuring works by key artists in their apparel collection. Amidst the ranks of Warhol, Basquiat, Holzer, Pollock and more, comes the limited edition Sam Francis Collection! The t-shirts are available online and in stores worldwide.
THIS FRIDAY, OCT. 17TH, is Family Art Night at the Norton Simon Museum: Find new ways to look at and explore the Museum’s monumental Sam Francis painting. Discuss Basel Mural I with an educator, taking time to look and describe before forming your own creative interpretation of this inspiring piece.
On top of a fresh new look, our new website will also feature an online store. Clothing, journals, postcards, limited edition posters, catalogs and out-of-print books from Lapis Press, Sam's former publishing house, will all be available. Unique and personal gifts to share with your loved ones for the holidays and proceeds will support the Foundation's signature program, Creativity Matters.
On View

In a recently opened show, Leslie Sacks Fine Art (Brentwood, CA) is showing key pieces from abstract artists of the past century. Sam Francis is featured alongside peers and friends such as Diebenkorn & Johns. On view until mid-November.

Opening on November 4th, Bernard Jacobson's New York gallery will be showing "Impressions: The Fine Art of Original Prints," featuring works by Sam Francis, Sol LeWitt, Robert Motherwell and Ed Ruscha. On display until December 20th.
COMING SOON! Galerie Jörg Schuhmacher will be hosting a tribute solo show of Sam's works in the Galerie Schwind space in historic Frankfurt, Germany. The exhibition opens on November 15th, 2014, and will feature a catalogue published specifically for the occasion.

Sam Francis' work was recently featured in "International Exchanges: Modern Art & St. Ives 1915-1965," held at Tate St. Ives from May 17 - September 28, 2014. Now, the show is heading to Middlesborough Institute of Modern Art (MIMA). Catch Grey Space(1950-51), Lovely Blueness No.2 (1955-1956) and Around the Blues(1957/1962) amongst the works of Barbara Hepworth, Wassily Kandinsky & Mark Rothko from October 24, 2014 - January 25, 2015.
Until February 2016, In Lovely Blueness No.1 (1955-1957) will be on view at the Centre Pompidou Metz, 3 hours east of Paris. Visitors can re-discover it amongst other astounding works in the exhibition entitled "Phares," featuring monumental works from the Pompidou and French National Museum of Modern Art collections.
The Huntington recently published their latest catalog, titled "American Made," and features Sam's Free Floating Clouds (1980), which is also up on display at the venue.

Sam's Red in Red (1955) and The Beaubourg (1977) are on display at the newly inaugurated Anderson Collection at Stanford University. Get a glimpse of the expansive set-up here.
News & Press
Around Us Day and Night (1989) was recently featured in the exhibition held at the Princeton University Art Museum, displaying work from the collection of Preston H. Haskell, from the class of 1960. Catalogue coming soon.
Are you subscribed to ArtNews? Keep an eye out for news about the Sam Francis Foundation in the November issue.
Coming up in the next edition of "Philadelphia Museum of Art: Handbook of Collections," art aficionados will have a chance to see Sam's Red(1955-56).
From Disappearance (1957) and Untitled (1965) were recently shown in Sotheby's S|2 show "Born in a Minute: Color Field Painting from the 50s-70s," in New York City. View the full digital catalog here.

Uniqlo images copyright © Uniqlo, Japan.
Norton Simon painting copyright © 2014 Norton Simon Museum
Leslie Sacks Fine Art image copyright © Leslie Sacks Fine Art Galleries.
Bernard Jacobson image copyright © Bernard Jacobson Galleries.
Galerie Jörg Schuhmacher image copyright © Galerie Jörg Schuhmacher.
Huntington image copyright © Tim Street Porter.
Images for Pompidou Metz and Princeton from Google Images.
All Sam Francis images copyright © 2014 Sam Francis Foundation, California / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

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