Gallery Delaive Presents: Sam Francis a Selection of Paintings 1946-2002

Dec 17, 2010, 09:05 ET from Gallery Delaive

AMSTERDAM, December 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ --

- Saturday, December 18, 2010 - Saturday, February 18, 2011

- Opening Reception Saturday, December 18th, From 4 pm.

Gallery Delaive is pleased to present this special selection of paintings by Sam Francis. Gallery Delaive was able to acquire a private collection of 10 early works from Francis, painted in 1946, 1947 and 1948 in California. These works have never been shown to the public. The provenance is the first wife of Francis, Vera Miller.

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    Full Color Catalogue is available.

Sam Francis (1923-1994) career spanned approximately 50 years and includes a staggering amount of paintings, drawings and prints, but it is his classic works from the 1950s upon which his reputation rests. Major works from Francis's heroic years in the 1950s are icons of Post-War art.

Gallery Delaive will exhibit a selection of works on canvas to celebrate the upcoming publication of University of California Press. The renowned University of California Press is a preeminent and innovative publisher of American art history. California Press joined with the Sam Francis Foundation to present a rich and innovative state-of-the-art Catalogue Raisonné.

The Sam Francis Catalogue Raisonné of Canvas and Panel Paintings promises to be a vital research tool that will inspire similar projects in the years to come.

The Sam Francis Catalogue Raisonné consists of an amply illustrated volume and two spectacular DVDs, which together hold images of the more than 1,850 works documented to date, of which hundreds are reproduced for the first time. The DVDs also include rare film of the artist at work. The volume features William C. Agee's masterful essay, full documentation, and a biographical timeline compiled by Debra Burchett-Lere.

Purchasers will have access to electronic updates mounted on the Foundation's website as they become available, making Sam Francis the premiere Catalogue Raisonné for twenty-first century readers.

At the worlds leading art and antiques Fair, the TEFAF in Maastricht, Gallery Delaive will present this special selection of Sam Francis paintings from 18-27 March, 2011.

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