The Year Sam Francis Reached a Critical Creative Breakthrough

29 June 2020 | New York

Deep Blue, Yellow, Red represents a critical breakthrough for the artist Sam Francis. Painted in 1956, this canvas marks Francis’s first New York exhibition at the Martha Jackson gallery. That same year, he was additionally featured in a widely acclaimed group exhibition, entitled “Twelve Americans” at the Museum of Modern Art. Prior to 1956, Francis was living in Paris, gathering color inspiration from the colorists of the Impressionist movement, Les Nabis and the Fauve period. Part of the Collection of Harry W. & Mary Margaret Anderson, Deep Blue, Yellow, Red will be offered as a highlight of Sotheby’s Contemporary Evening Auction. (29 June | New York).

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