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Sam Francis papers, 1916-2010 (bulk 1950-1994)

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Francis (Sam) Papers
Series IV. Business files, 1960-2008, undated 27.27 Linear Feet (60 boxes)
Files comprising virtually all projects that Francis was engaged in except for Lapis Press Projects and exhibitions. The Samuel Francis Estate files, including financial material and the catalog raisonnée, have been incorporated into this series.
Arrangement
Arranged in four subseries, and within each sub-series in rough chronological order.
Series IV.A. Projects, 1960-2004 7.09 Linear Feet (17 boxes)
Files about projects, often of a collaborative nature, generally involving other artists, writers, or institutions.
Arrangement
Arranged in rough chronological order.
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108 circa 1960 - circa 1969
Including projects with Print Council of America, Tamarind Institute, and New Arts Society.
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109 circa 1970 - circa 1979
Including projects with Single Wing Turquoise Bird, Venezuela Bienal, Michael Blackwood Films, Phillip Glass, and Weinstock Department Store.
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110 Peter Seltz book project, 1974-1981
For Sam Francis, 1976
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111 circa 1980 - circa 1984
Including projects with Welton Beckett, Vice President Mondale, Federal Reserve Bank, Olympics Los Angeles, and Art for Nuclear Freeze.
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112 Manny Silverman Gallery, 1982-2002
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113 circa 1985 - circa 1986
Including projects with Cathedrale de Nevers, Michel Waldberg, Yves Michaud, World Print Council, World Wilderness Council, and Daniel Papierski Print.
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114 circa 1987 - circa 1989
Including projects with Bibliothèque Nationale, Artforum, Art Against Aids, and Petersburg Press.
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115 circa 1990 - circa 1991
Including projects with Seoul Art Festival, American Indian Heritage Foundation, Art Music Barcelona, Nick Wilder, and Musee Nichido.
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116, 170-171 Swatch project, 1992-1997
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117 circa 1993
Including projects with Paul La Bell, George Wagner, Vorwerk Carpets, and wine labels.
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118 circa 1994
Including projects with Graphique de France, Grafiska Verkstaden, Mendocino Art Center, Daco Verlag Monotype, and Mark Whitney.
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119 circa 1995 - circa 1999
Including Clos Pegase Winery, Beverly Hills Public Library, Society for the Arts in Healthcare, Tracy Shiffman, and Jean Paul Riopelle.
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107 Artist print projects, 1995-2002
Litho Shop print projects with artists including Marina Abramovich, Vija Celmins, Rebecca Horn, Anish Kapoor, Guillermo Kuitca, Ed Moses, Giuseppe Penone, Martin Puryear, David Reed, Niki de Saint-Phalle, Robert Therrien, and Christopher Wool.
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120 Jeffrey Perkins video project, 2000-2004
For his 85 minute video, The Painter Sam Francis, 2008. Includes transcripts of some interviews he did for the film.
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233 11-17 Slides and color prints from project files, undated
Series IV.B. Finances, 1966-2008 5 Linear Feet (12 boxes)
Including assorted material to do with profits from Francis' art, including appraisals and auction sales, along with reports from business ventures, especially the wind farm.
Arrangement
Arranged by record type and in rough chronological order within each category.
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121-124 Correspondence, circa 1966-circa 2004
Including memoranda, phone messages, emails, assorted correspondence and administrative documents roughly arranged in chronological order.
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125 Appraisals, 1975-2008
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126 Inventories, 1971-2004
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127-128 Auction house reports, 1994-2002
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129 Donations, 1996-2003
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130 Publishers and printers, 1976-2008
Wind farm business, circa 1983-circa 1993
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131 Papers
Photographs
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132 Miscellaneous, 1970-2001
Series IV.C. Catalogue Raisonnée, circa 1960-2008 9.59 Linear Feet (23 boxes)
An incomplete collection of research and documents used in the preparation of Francis' Catalogue Raisonnée.
Arrangement
Arranged in two groupings, research and documents, and within each grouping in rough chronological order.
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133-134 Research, 1992-2008
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234-240, 285-298 Documents of etchings, screenprints, and lithographs, circa 1960- circa 1999
Series IV.D. Miscellaneous circa 1974-2008, undated 5.59 Linear Feet (8 boxes)
Selected A/V material: circa 1974-2008, undated

Videotapes, audiotapes, computer files, and film, some unidentified, others regarding Francis. Unavailable for viewing or listening until reformatting is complete.
Arrangement
Materials are grouped by media type.
Videos about Sam Francis and his art, 1974-1999
Arrangement
Videos arranged chronologically.
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271 V9 Nico Delaive 1990
1 videocassette (VHS). Cassette notes: "Venice studio-- Sam and Ting painting ca. 1989-90."
271 V10 Nico Delaive 1990
1 videocassette (VHS). Cassette notes: "The Freddie" tape. "Bonn Parliament under construction-- August swimming-- dancing -- brief interview of Sam Francis."
271 V11 Nico Delaive 1990
1 videocassette (VHS). Cassette notes: "Palo Alto. Framing discussion."
271 V12 Nico Delaive 1990
1 videocassette (VHS). Cassette notes: "Exhibition in Amsterdam April 1990 c/o Galerie Delaive."
271 V13 Nico Delaive 1990
1 videocassette (VHS). Cassette notes: "Touring Pt. Reyes Ranch. First 10:00 min. only."
271 V18 Sam Francis New Prints, Long Fine Art New York, January 5-February 26. 1994
1 videocassette (VHS).
271 V15 Jeu de Paume, December 1995 1995
1 videocassette (VHS).
271 V16 Sam Francis: A Quick Look. Art/World Productions. 1999
1 videocassette (VHS).
271 V2, V4 Michael Blackwood Productions, Inc. undated
1 videocassette (PAL). Run time 53:00.
271 V3 Michael Blackwood Productions, Inc. undated
1 videocassette (VHS). Run time 52:40.
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272 V21 The Litho Shop. Sam Francis. undated
"Ashland Studio by Mark Whitney." 16mm pos. transfer, RT 2:30.
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273 V26 Unidentified Umatic videotape, undated
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272 V25 Video catalog of the Ohara museum of art, undated
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271 V14 Video documentary on Jean-Paul Riopelle, undated
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269 DVD1-DVD6 DVDs about Sam Francis and his art, 1999-2008
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274 F1, F2 Films about Sam Francis and his art, 1977, undated
274 F6-F15 Unidentified Super 8 films, undated
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268 R1, R3 Unidentified audio recordings, undated
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275 CM82 Lithograph shop digital files
1 computer disc (CD-R) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.


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