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DATE 6/25/2024

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DATE 6/20/2024

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DATE 6/13/2024

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DATE 6/13/2024

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DATE 6/8/2024

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DATE 6/6/2024

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DATE 6/3/2024

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DATE 6/2/2024

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DATE 5/28/2024

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DATE 5/24/2024

Beautifully illustrated essays on Arab Modernists


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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'

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?"

Cobalt Blue: Writings from the Papers of Sam Francis

Cobalt Blue: Writings from the Papers of Sam Francis

Sam Francis Foundation
Hbk, 7.5 x 10 in. / 184 pgs / 40 color / 4 b&w.





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