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The Lapis Press New Editions by Valérie Belin, Abelardo Morell, Ed Ruscha, and Betye Saar. The Lapis Press was founded in 1984 by artist Sam Francis with the goal of producing unusual and timely texts in visually compelling formats.

Published editions comprised poetry, fiction, and essays on contemporary art, philosophy, literature and Jungian psychology. During this time, Lapis also published books created in collaboration with significant contemporary artists. These livres d'artiste employed a variety of media, including lithographs, etchings, and letterpress, printed on specially selected papers, and bound by hand. After t

Published editions comprised poetry, fiction, and essays on contemporary art, philosophy, literature and Jungian psychology. During this time, Lapis also published books created in collaboration with significant contemporary artists. These livres d'artiste employed a variety of media, including lithographs, etchings, and letterpress, printed on specially selected papers, and bound by hand. After t

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Repost @jimbochini ∙ ∙ ∙“Jerusalem Man” by Rick CarterOriginal painted in 197337 x 30 Inches (93 x 76 CM)Archival Pigmen...
13/01/2022

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“Jerusalem Man” by Rick Carter
Original painted in 1973
37 x 30 Inches (93 x 76 CM)
Archival Pigment Prints
Edition of 15Signed & Numbered by Rick
Printed at @lapis_press

DM for inquiries 🙌🏻💯
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#archivalpigmentprint #rickcarter #printmaking #printing #fineart #painting #contemporaryart #editions #inkjetprinting

Wishing a belated happy birthday to @litaalbuquerque ✨.....#litaalbuquerque #fineart #printmaking  #contemporaryart #pho...
05/01/2022

Wishing a belated happy birthday to @litaalbuquerque ✨
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#litaalbuquerque #fineart #printmaking #contemporaryart #photography #limitededition #lapispress #artist

Wishing a belated happy birthday to @litaalbuquerque ✨
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#litaalbuquerque #fineart #printmaking #contemporaryart #photography #limitededition #lapispress #artist

Happy holidays from the Lapis team! We will be closed 12/24 - 1/2 and will be back in the office 1/3 ✨✨.....#happyholida...
23/12/2021

Happy holidays from the Lapis team! We will be closed 12/24 - 1/2 and will be back in the office 1/3 ✨✨
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#happyholidays #printmaking #3dlenticular #3dlenticularprinting #fineart #contemporaryart #fineartphotography #3d #lapisteam #lapispress

Happy holidays from the Lapis team! We will be closed 12/24 - 1/2 and will be back in the office 1/3 ✨✨
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#happyholidays #printmaking #3dlenticular #3dlenticularprinting #fineart #contemporaryart #fineartphotography #3d #lapisteam #lapispress

Wishing a very happy birthday to Jennifer Steinkamp!Pictured:‘Botanic, 4, still frame 14’, 2016 (cropped)Archival pigmen...
22/12/2021

Wishing a very happy birthday to Jennifer Steinkamp!

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‘Botanic, 4, still frame 14’, 2016 (cropped)
Archival pigment print
38.5 x 21.5
Edition of 1
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#jennifersteinkamp #editions #fineart #contemporaryart #pigmentprints #archival #printmaking #floral #flowers #artist #limitededition #colors #photography

Wishing a very happy birthday to Jennifer Steinkamp!

Pictured:
‘Botanic, 4, still frame 14’, 2016 (cropped)
Archival pigment print
38.5 x 21.5
Edition of 1
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#jennifersteinkamp #editions #fineart #contemporaryart #pigmentprints #archival #printmaking #floral #flowers #artist #limitededition #colors #photography

We were delighted to be able to see the incredible work of @kenturah before “apropos of air” at @matthewbrownla closed t...
20/12/2021

We were delighted to be able to see the incredible work of @kenturah before “apropos of air” at @matthewbrownla closed this weekend ✨
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#kenturahdavis #contemporaryart #drawing #paintings #figures #oilpainting #graphite #prints #photography #worksonpaper #matthewbrowngallery #text

Happy Birthday Ed Ruscha!
17/12/2021

Happy Birthday Ed Ruscha!

Happy Birthday Ed Ruscha!

Happy birthday to the coolest guy we know, Ed Ruscha! .....#edruscha #birthday #artist #contemporaryart #modernart #pain...
16/12/2021

Happy birthday to the coolest guy we know, Ed Ruscha!
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Happy birthday to the coolest guy we know, Ed Ruscha!
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The sun is shining at The Lapis Press!  Featuring our recent edition by Ed Ruscha. GAL CHEWS GUM, 2019-2021Cast bronze w...
10/12/2021

The sun is shining at The Lapis Press! Featuring our recent edition by Ed Ruscha.

GAL CHEWS GUM, 2019-2021
Cast bronze with hand applied patina
14.25 x 20 x 4.25 inches
Edition of 40
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#edruscha #sculpture #fineart #contemporaryart #bronze #patina #negativespace #text #font #signage #limitededition #bronzesculpture #modernart #publishing #foundry #modernart #contemporaryartist #artist #lapiseditions #lapispress

The sun is shining at The Lapis Press! Featuring our recent edition by Ed Ruscha.

GAL CHEWS GUM, 2019-2021
Cast bronze with hand applied patina
14.25 x 20 x 4.25 inches
Edition of 40
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#edruscha #sculpture #fineart #contemporaryart #bronze #patina #negativespace #text #font #signage #limitededition #bronzesculpture #modernart #publishing #foundry #modernart #contemporaryartist #artist #lapiseditions #lapispress

EXHIBITION EXTENDED! ‘Mark Ruwedel: Selections from Four Ecologies’ is now through Dec. 29, 2021Gallery Luisotti’s pop-u...
06/12/2021

EXHIBITION EXTENDED! ‘Mark Ruwedel: Selections from Four Ecologies’ is now through Dec. 29, 2021

Gallery Luisotti’s pop-up exhibition at The Lapis Press (8563 Higuera Street, Culver City, CA) is open Wed. - Sat. from 10 - 5:30 pm, by appointment.

Wishing a very happy birthday to the incredible Marina Abramović! MARINA ABRAMOVIĆ“Chair for the Spirit Chair for Man”, ...
30/11/2021

Wishing a very happy birthday to the incredible Marina Abramović!

MARINA ABRAMOVIĆ
“Chair for the Spirit Chair for Man”, 1999
Soft ground etching, aquatint, and chine collé
55.5 x 26.75 inches
Edition of 21
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#marinaabramovic #contemporaryart #fineart #performance #performanceart #etching #aquatint #chinecolle #modernart #printmaking #artist #performanceartist #lapiseditions #limitededition #spiritchair #moma #birthday #happy

“The Choreographers’ Scores: 2020 presents a rare collection of works on paper by 26 U.S.-based choreographers, each com...
29/11/2021

“The Choreographers’ Scores: 2020 presents a rare collection of works on paper by 26 U.S.-based choreographers, each commissioned to contribute a handmade score to be editioned as a fine art print by The Lapis Press.”

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We're thrilled to announce the re-opening of the YoungArts gallery this Wednesday December 1 with The Choreographers' Scores: 2020.

Curated by @KristyEdmunds, Director of @MASSMoCA and Artistic Advisor at CAP UCLA, The Choreographers’ Scores: 2020 presents a rare collection of works on paper by 26 U.S.-based choreographers, each commissioned to contribute a handmade score to be editioned as a fine art print by The Lapis Press @lapis_press . The resulting work reveals the unique and intimate explorations of these artists, and insights into their personal perspectives and choreographic ideas while awaiting their return to the studios and stages.

Among the 26 acclaimed choreographers whose works feature in the exhibition are YoungArts award winners @CalebTeicher (2011 Dance), @CamilleABrown (1997 Dance & U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts) and @ShamelPitts (2003 Dance), and YoungArts guest artists and mentors such as Ann Carlson @AnnCarlsonDance.Performance, Kyle Abraham @Kyle_Abraham_Original_Recipe, @NoraChipaumire and Rosie Herrera @RosieHerreraDanceTheatre.

This exhibition is on view through March 2, 2022.

Pictured work by @rosieherreradancetheatre

“The Choreographers’ Scores: 2020 presents a rare collection of works on paper by 26 U.S.-based choreographers, each commissioned to contribute a handmade score to be editioned as a fine art print by The Lapis Press.”

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We're thrilled to announce the re-opening of the YoungArts gallery this Wednesday December 1 with The Choreographers' Scores: 2020.

Curated by @KristyEdmunds, Director of @MASSMoCA and Artistic Advisor at CAP UCLA, The Choreographers’ Scores: 2020 presents a rare collection of works on paper by 26 U.S.-based choreographers, each commissioned to contribute a handmade score to be editioned as a fine art print by The Lapis Press @lapis_press . The resulting work reveals the unique and intimate explorations of these artists, and insights into their personal perspectives and choreographic ideas while awaiting their return to the studios and stages.

Among the 26 acclaimed choreographers whose works feature in the exhibition are YoungArts award winners @CalebTeicher (2011 Dance), @CamilleABrown (1997 Dance & U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts) and @ShamelPitts (2003 Dance), and YoungArts guest artists and mentors such as Ann Carlson @AnnCarlsonDance.Performance, Kyle Abraham @Kyle_Abraham_Original_Recipe, @NoraChipaumire and Rosie Herrera @RosieHerreraDanceTheatre.

This exhibition is on view through March 2, 2022.

Pictured work by @rosieherreradancetheatre

The Lapis Press at night 🌙🌌
23/11/2021

The Lapis Press at night 🌙🌌

The Lapis Press at night 🌙🌌

Please join The Lapis Press and Gallery Luisotti tomorrow, Nov. 20 at The Lapis Press for an artist’s reception for Mark...
19/11/2021

Please join The Lapis Press and Gallery Luisotti tomorrow, Nov. 20 at The Lapis Press for an artist’s reception for Mark Ruwedel.

12 - 5:30 pm
8563 Higuera Street
Culver City, CA 90232

“Selections from Four Ecologies”, is on view until Dec. 4

Pictured:
Mark Ruwedel
“Moving Rocks #8 (The Racetrack)”, 2000/2021
Pigmented ink print on paper
41 x 47.5 inches
Edition of 6

Please join The Lapis Press and Gallery Luisotti tomorrow, Nov. 20 at The Lapis Press for an artist’s reception for Mark Ruwedel.

12 - 5:30 pm
8563 Higuera Street
Culver City, CA 90232

“Selections from Four Ecologies”, is on view until Dec. 4

Pictured:
Mark Ruwedel
“Moving Rocks #8 (The Racetrack)”, 2000/2021
Pigmented ink print on paper
41 x 47.5 inches
Edition of 6

Wishing Robert Therrien a very happy birthday on what would have been his 74th year‘No Title (Stork)’, 1996Inkjet print ...
17/11/2021

Wishing Robert Therrien a very happy birthday on what would have been his 74th year

‘No Title (Stork)’, 1996
Inkjet print
23.75 x 23.75 inches
Edition of 15
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#roberttherrien #fineart #contemporaryart #printmaking #printing #inkjet #stork #limitededition #art #modernart

Wishing Robert Therrien a very happy birthday on what would have been his 74th year

‘No Title (Stork)’, 1996
Inkjet print
23.75 x 23.75 inches
Edition of 15
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#roberttherrien #fineart #contemporaryart #printmaking #printing #inkjet #stork #limitededition #art #modernart

We recently had the pleasure of printing these gorgeous works by Nancy Baker Cahill ✨Repost @nancybakercahill ∙ ∙ ∙Insta...
16/11/2021

We recently had the pleasure of printing these gorgeous works by Nancy Baker Cahill ✨

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Installation shots of my solo booth @van_ham_auctions @misa.artmarket @koeniggalerie in Cologne featuring three archival pigment prints of Slipstream animation stills courtesy of master printer @lapis_press 🙌 and three video NFTs which just dropped! Details in bio 🪶🪶🪶

We recently had the pleasure of printing these gorgeous works by Nancy Baker Cahill ✨

Repost @nancybakercahill
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Installation shots of my solo booth @van_ham_auctions @misa.artmarket @koeniggalerie in Cologne featuring three archival pigment prints of Slipstream animation stills courtesy of master printer @lapis_press 🙌 and three video NFTs which just dropped! Details in bio 🪶🪶🪶

Mark Ruwedel stopped by Lapis recently to sign his new edition, ‘Moving Rocks #8 (The Racetrack)’ and oversee the instal...
10/11/2021

Mark Ruwedel stopped by Lapis recently to sign his new edition, ‘Moving Rocks #8 (The Racetrack)’ and oversee the installation of his show.

This print is currently on display at The Lapis Press in conjunction with @galleryluisotti pop-up exhibition ‘Mark Ruwedel, Selections from Four Ecologies’, Nov. 1 - Dec. 4

#markruwedel #fineart #printmaking #photographer #photography #blackandwhite #print #limitededition #lapispresseditions #galleryluisotti #contemporaryart #movingrocks #nature #landscapephotography

Today we honor and celebrate our founder, Sam Francis, on the 27th anniversary of his passing 💙Image: Sam Francis in Mor...
04/11/2021

Today we honor and celebrate our founder, Sam Francis, on the 27th anniversary of his passing 💙

Image: Sam Francis in Morro Bay, CA, 1987. Photo by Meibao D. Nee. Courtesy of Sam Francis Foundation.

#samfrancis #printmaking #painter #contemporaryart #artist #lapispress #samfrancisfoundation #fineart

Today we honor and celebrate our founder, Sam Francis, on the 27th anniversary of his passing 💙

Image: Sam Francis in Morro Bay, CA, 1987. Photo by Meibao D. Nee. Courtesy of Sam Francis Foundation.

#samfrancis #printmaking #painter #contemporaryart #artist #lapispress #samfrancisfoundation #fineart

‘Mark Ruwedel: Selections from Four Ecologies’ opens in person today at The Lapis Press! Repost @galleryluisotti ∙ ∙ ∙Jo...
01/11/2021

‘Mark Ruwedel: Selections from Four Ecologies’ opens in person today at The Lapis Press!

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Join us for our first in person exhibition of 2021!

Mark Ruwedel - Selections from Four Ecologies
November 01 - December 04, 2021

Gallery Luisotti and The Lapis Press are pleased to announce their collaboration on the upcoming exhibition, Mark Ruwedel, ‘Selections from Four Ecologies’, opening in person at The Lapis Press November 1 and running through December 4, 2021.

Over the past decade, Mark Ruwedel has been compiling epic photographic work detailing Los Angeles’ unique natural environment. Ruwedel calls the ongoing project “Landscapes of Four Ecologies,” a reference to British architectural critic Reyner Banham’s 1971 book, Los Angeles: The Architecture of Four Ecologies.

In conjunction with the exhibition, The Lapis Press and Gallery Luisotti will debut a limited edition print from Ruwedel’s series depicting the moving rocks phenomenon of Death Valley. Moving Rocks #8 (The Racetrack), 2000. This stunning oversized archival pigment print, 41'' x 27.5'', captures the stark grandeur of an ancient dry lakebed located in Death Valley National Park known as The Racetrack.

Press release in bio.

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1. Big Tujunga Wash #31C, 2019, color archival pigment print, 16 x 20 in, ed. of 5

2. Moving Rocks #8 (The Racetrack), 2000, archival pigment print, 40.5 x 47.5 in, ed. of 6

#markruwedel #galleryluisotti #lapispress #fineart #pigmentprint #photography #exhibition

Happy Birthday to Ruben Ochoa and Niki de Saint Phalle on what would have been her 91st birthday ✨1. Ruben Ochoa, “Steel...
29/10/2021

Happy Birthday to Ruben Ochoa and Niki de Saint Phalle on what would have been her 91st birthday ✨

1. Ruben Ochoa, “Steel Life Porcelana”, 2014, porcelain, steel wire with concrete base, 21 x 6.25 x 12 inches

2. Niki de Saint Phalle, “La Reine”, 1999, etching, aquatint, hand coloring, 14 x 12 inches
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The Lapis Press and Gallery Luisotti are pleased to present a new edition by Mark Ruwedel. This work will be on view at ...
29/10/2021

The Lapis Press and Gallery Luisotti are pleased to present a new edition by Mark Ruwedel. This work will be on view at The Lapis Press in conjunction with “Mark Ruwedel: Selections from Four Ecologies”, Gallery Luisotti’s first pop-up exhibition, Nov. 1 - Dec. 4, 2021

“Moving Rocks #8 (The Racetrack), 2000”, 2021
Pigmented ink print on paper
41 x 47.5 inches
Edition of 6

#limitededition #printmaking #print #galleryluisotti #lapispress #markruwedel #lapispresseditions #photography #movingrocks #contemporaryart #gallery #exhibition #fineart

Repost @jimbochini ∙ ∙ ∙Rick Carter “Back to the Future Woman” Cinematic Collage print 72 x 48 inches - edition of 5 - a...
27/10/2021

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Rick Carter “Back to the Future Woman” Cinematic Collage print 72 x 48 inches - edition of 5 - all I can say is wow. @lapis_press thank you for always delivering such masterpieces for us. Can’t wait to share these in our exhibitions and online 💯

Wishing a very happy birthday to Vija Celmins! ∙ ∙ ∙Pictured:“Untitled (Web 2)”, 2001Mezzotint18-1/8 x 14-3/4 inches ∙∙∙...
25/10/2021

Wishing a very happy birthday to Vija Celmins!

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“Untitled (Web 2)”, 2001
Mezzotint
18-1/8 x 14-3/4 inches






#fineart #prints #mezzotint #contemporaryart #printmaking #web #spiderweb #modernart #vijacelmins #lapispress #lapispresseditions #art

Wishing a very happy birthday to Vija Celmins!

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“Untitled (Web 2)”, 2001
Mezzotint
18-1/8 x 14-3/4 inches






#fineart #prints #mezzotint #contemporaryart #printmaking #web #spiderweb #modernart #vijacelmins #lapispress #lapispresseditions #art

#tbt Repost @gregcolson ∙ ∙ ∙Giovanna and Giuseppe Panza do Biumo examining Greg Colson’s “Corn Belt” book, Lapis Press,...
21/10/2021

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Giovanna and Giuseppe Panza do Biumo examining Greg Colson’s “Corn Belt” book, Lapis Press, Venice, California, 1989
#panzacollection #giuseppinapanza #samfrancis #flashback #1989 #panzadibiumo #artcollection

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Giovanna and Giuseppe Panza do Biumo examining Greg Colson’s “Corn Belt” book, Lapis Press, Venice, California, 1989
#panzacollection #giuseppinapanza #samfrancis #flashback #1989 #panzadibiumo #artcollection

Recently, the Lapis team took a field trip to Roberts Projects to see “Amoako Boafo: SINGULAR DUALITY: ME CAN MAKE WE” a...
14/10/2021

Recently, the Lapis team took a field trip to Roberts Projects to see “Amoako Boafo: SINGULAR DUALITY: ME CAN MAKE WE” and “Betye Saar: Black Doll Blues”. To say we were mesmerized is an understatement.

If you haven’t had a chance to view these works in person, we highly recommend you do so! Both shows will be up through Nov. 6.

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#fineart #betyesaar #amoakoboafo #contemporaryart #blackdollblues #robertsprojects #artistsoninstagram #contemporaryartist #portrait #painting #galleryvisit #losangelesart

Wishing a very happy birthday to @stephen.shore from Los Angeles!Pictured:‘The La Brea Matrix: Stephen Shore at Beverly ...
08/10/2021

Wishing a very happy birthday to @stephen.shore from Los Angeles!

Pictured:
‘The La Brea Matrix: Stephen Shore at Beverly and La Brea, 1975’
Pigment print
11” x 14”
From the handmade portfolio published by The Lapis Press in 2011
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✨✨✨✨Repost @jessedamiani …From @nancybakercahill’s Slipstream series 🪶🪶 on view @honorfrasergallery in ‘Synthetic Wilder...
07/10/2021

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From @nancybakercahill’s Slipstream series 🪶🪶 on view @honorfrasergallery in ‘Synthetic Wilderness’🤖🌲

This is the product of multiple translations-from paper drawings, to reconstituted 3D paper sculptures (see last post for example), which were then 3D captured and morphed into animations , finally landing in this form-a frozen moment as a gorgeous 38”x38” still. Archival print on Rives BFK courtesy of master printers @lapis_press.

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From @nancybakercahill’s Slipstream series 🪶🪶 on view @honorfrasergallery in ‘Synthetic Wilderness’🤖🌲

This is the product of multiple translations-from paper drawings, to reconstituted 3D paper sculptures (see last post for example), which were then 3D captured and morphed into animations , finally landing in this form-a frozen moment as a gorgeous 38”x38” still. Archival print on Rives BFK courtesy of master printers @lapis_press.

The biography of our founder, Sam Francis, is available now! …‘Light on Fire: The Art and Life of Sam Francis’ “‘Light o...
01/10/2021

The biography of our founder, Sam Francis, is available now!

‘Light on Fire: The Art and Life of Sam Francis’

“‘Light on Fire’ is the first comprehensive biography of Sam Francis, one of the most important American abstract artists of the twentieth century. Based on Gabrielle Selz’s unprecedented access to Francis’s files, as well as private correspondence and hundreds of interviews, this book traces the extraordinary and ultimately tragic journey of a complex and charismatic artist who first learned to paint as a former air-corps pilot encased for three years in a full body cast.” - ucpress.edu

By Gabrielle Selz and published by University of California Press; available worldwide
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#samfrancis #biography #lightonfire #artist #artistbiography #artistbio #samfrancisart #fineart #contemporaryart #gabrielleselz #ucpress #editions #prints #paintings #book #hardcoverbooks

The biography of our founder, Sam Francis, is available now!

‘Light on Fire: The Art and Life of Sam Francis’

“‘Light on Fire’ is the first comprehensive biography of Sam Francis, one of the most important American abstract artists of the twentieth century. Based on Gabrielle Selz’s unprecedented access to Francis’s files, as well as private correspondence and hundreds of interviews, this book traces the extraordinary and ultimately tragic journey of a complex and charismatic artist who first learned to paint as a former air-corps pilot encased for three years in a full body cast.” - ucpress.edu

By Gabrielle Selz and published by University of California Press; available worldwide
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#samfrancis #biography #lightonfire #artist #artistbiography #artistbio #samfrancisart #fineart #contemporaryart #gabrielleselz #ucpress #editions #prints #paintings #book #hardcoverbooks

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