ARTISTS' WRITINGS, LETTERS AND INTERVIEWS

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Sam Francis Foundation

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Hardcover, 7.5 x 10 in. / 184 pgs / 40 color / 4 bw.

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Cobalt Blue: Writings from the Papers of Sam Francis

By Sam Francis. Edited by Jaime Robles. Introduction by Nancy Mozur.

Featured image is reproduced from 'Cobalt Blue: Selected Writings of Sam Francis.'

A new selected writings from the Californian abstract expressionist famed for his colorful lyricism and dynamic painting

This volume beautifully combines the artist's writing with his works on paper in an elegantly designed book. Focusing on principles expressed in his acclaimed Saturated Blue, this volume includes writings from Francis' journals that have never been published before.

Sam Francis (192394) painted images with words as well as pigments. He approached art as a mediation between divine inspiration and human existence, and a guiding notion was the philosopher's stone, or Lapis Philosophorum. His writings took the form of aphorisms, poetry, dream memories and prose, each providing insight into his visual art. His publishing project, the Lapis Press, allowed Francis to pursue his love of writing and discover new ways to marry the brilliance of words with the visual. That ethos is reflected in the superb design of this collection. The production used a new seven-color print technology to create plates with added vibrancy and color density.


Featured image is reproduced from 'Cobalt Blue: Selected Writings of Sam Francis.'

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LACY SOTO | DATE 10/23/2019

Artbook at Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles presents the launch of 'Cobalt Blue: Writings from the Papers of Sam Francis'

Artbook at Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles presents the launch of 'Cobalt Blue: Writings from the Papers of Sam Francis'

Saturday, November 2 at 3 PM, Artbook at Hauser & Wirth Bookstore and Sam Francis Foundation present the book launch for Cobalt Blue: Writings from the Papers of Sam Francis. The launch will include a conversation with editors Jaime Robles and Nancy Mozur, moderated by Louise Steinman, starting at 4 PM with light refreshments to follow. Email bookshw-la@artbook.com or call 213-988-7413 to pre-order a signed copy with free shipping in the U.S.! continue to blog


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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 11/11/2019

Poetry, prose, observations and dreams in 'Cobalt Blue: Writings from the Papers of Sam Francis'

Poetry, prose, observations and dreams in 'Cobalt Blue: Writings from the Papers of Sam Francis'

Featured image is reproduced from Cobalt Blue, the Sam Francis Foundation's beautiful new clothbound collection of selected writings by the west coast abstract expressionist, whom we honor today on Veteran's Day. "Dear R," one entry reads, "What we want is to make something that fills utterly the sight and can't be used only to make life bearable. If the arts of the past were, in a way, a means of making the unbearable bearable, or the visible sumptuous, then let us now strip away from the yellow that intention. This painting is for the greatest cloud that ever soared over the inlaid sea.
Do you lie dreaming under the huge canvas?" continue to blog


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Rosemarie Beck: Letters to a Young Painter and Other Writings

ROSEMARIE BECK: LETTERS TO A YOUNG PAINTER AND OTHER WRITINGS

Edited by Eric Sutphin.

SOBERSCOVE PRESS

ISBN: 9781940190198
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Pub Date: 3/15/2018
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The Dynamic Library

THE DYNAMIC LIBRARY

SOBERSCOVE PRESS

ISBN: 9781940190099
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Pub Date: 11/9/2015
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The Cardiff Tapes (1972)

THE CARDIFF TAPES (1972)

By Garth Evans. Contributions by Jon Wood.

SOBERSCOVE PRESS

ISBN: 9781940190082
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Pub Date: 8/17/2015
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Starting from I Don't Know

STARTING FROM I DON'T KNOW

SOBERSCOVE PRESS

ISBN: 9781940190075
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Pub Date: 3/9/2015
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Subject Matter of the Artist

SUBJECT MATTER OF THE ARTIST

Edited by Helen A. Harrison. Foreword by Irving Sandler.

SOBERSCOVE PRESS

ISBN: 9780982409060
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Pub Date: 5/10/2013
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Collective Actions: Audience Recollections from the First Five Years, 1976-1981

COLLECTIVE ACTIONS: AUDIENCE RECOLLECTIONS FROM THE FIRST FIVE YEARS, 1976-1981

Edited and translated by Yelena Kalinsky.

SOBERSCOVE PRESS

ISBN: 9780982409053
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Pub Date: 10/15/2012
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The Waldorf Panels on Sculpture (1965)

THE WALDORF PANELS ON SCULPTURE (1965)

Edited by Philip Pavia, Natalie Edgar.

SOBERSCOVE PRESS

ISBN: 9780982409039
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Pub Date: 9/15/2011
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Artists' Sessions at Studio 35 (1950)

ARTISTS' SESSIONS AT STUDIO 35 (1950)

Edited by Robert Goodnough.

SOBERSCOVE PRESS/WITTENBORN ART BOOKS

ISBN: 9780982409008
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Pub Date: 3/24/2011
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Talking Art 2: Interviews With Artists Since 2007

TALKING ART 2: INTERVIEWS WITH ARTISTS SINCE 2007

Edited by Patricia Bickers.

RIDINGHOUSE

ISBN: 9781909932425
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Pub Date: 1/1/2018
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Talking Art 1: Interviews With Artists Since 1976

TALKING ART 1: INTERVIEWS WITH ARTISTS SINCE 1976

Edited by Patricia Bickers, Andrew Wilson.

RIDINGHOUSE

ISBN: 9781905464562
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Pub Date: 9/1/2013
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Lincoln Kirstein: Program Notes

LINCOLN KIRSTEIN: PROGRAM NOTES

Edited by Randall Bourscheidt.

EAKINS PRESS FOUNDATION

ISBN: 9780871300669
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Pub Date: 3/1/2009
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Conversations with Filmmakers

CONVERSATIONS WITH FILMMAKERS

By Jonas Mekas.

SPECTOR BOOKS

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Pub Date: 6/19/2018
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