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

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Francis (Sam) Papers
Series VIII. Artwork, 1955-2003, undated 82.74 Linear Feet (57 boxes, 4 flat file drawers, 4 triple oversize objects
Digital images of artwork (digital version available on-site only): 1997

Includes assorted artwork by Sam Francis, including prints, transparencies of paintings, etchings and lithographs, and exhibition installation shots. There are also various products Francis made, including scarves, ornaments, and puzzles, along with tools he used, such as brushes and printing plates.
Arrangement
Arranged in four subseries and in chronological order within each topical group when dates are known.
Series VIII.A. Works on paper, circa 1960-circa 1994 40.58 Linear Feet (11 boxes, 4 flat file drawers, 2 triple oversize objects)
Including ink drawings, watercolors, and prints.
Arrangement
Objects of like sizes and media are grouped together.
box
169, 182, 186, 191, 208* Prints and proofs, undated
box
183, 205*-206* Watercolors and drawings, undated
box
185 Japanese plans, undated
box
212* Collage, undated
flatfile
2** Large black ink drawings, undated
flatfile
53** Brush and ink drawings done with wife Muriel Goodwin, undated
flatfile
56** Large drawing of a face, undated
box
203* Pasadena box collophon, 1963
box
278*** Painting on board, undated
flatfile
21**-52** Proofs of prints, 1960-1994, undated
box
279*** Works on paper (5), undated
Series VIII.B. Photographs of artwork and exhibitions, circa 1955-2003 10.29 Linear Feet (27 boxes)
Assorted photography of Francis' work, and a selection of exhibition installation shots.
Arrangement
Arranged in rough chronological order.
box
241-242, 250-253 Transparencies of paintings, etchings and lithographs, circa 1955-circa 1965
box
244 Special projects, 1960-1984
box
245 Book project with Pontus Hultén, 1960-1987
box
246 California Box Project, 1963-1964
box
284* Color photographs of prints, undated
box
247, 254-246, 261 Exhibition and studio installations, 1957-1974
box folder
195* 1 Tokyo mural, 1957
box
261 Pasadena Art Museum, 1964
box
255 Studio, Santa Monica, 1966
box folder
195* 2 Sky painting, 1966
box
261 Andre Emmerich Gallery, New York, 1969
261 Art Institute of Chicago, 1970
box
255 Studio, Tokyo, 1970-1971
box
261 The Zurich Gallery, 1970-1971
261 Andred Emmerich Gallery, New York, 1971
box
255 Studio, Paris, 1972
box
261 Stanford University Art Gallery, Palo Alto, 1972
261 Albright-Knox, Buffalo, New York, 1972
box
255 Studio, Santa Monica, 1972-1973
255 Studio, Bern, 1973
box
261 Galerie Jean Fournier, Paris, 1973
261 Andre Emmerich, New York, 1973
261 Nicholas Wilder Gallery, Los Angeles, 1973
box
247 36 KAOs (Faces), Tokyo, 1973-1977
box
261 Minami Gallery, Tokyo, 1974
261 Louisiana Museum, Denmark, 1974
box
254 Studio, Tokyo, 1974
box
256 Studio, Tokyo, 1974
box item
275 CM1-CM81 Digital images of artwork 1997
Digital images of artwork (digital version available on-site only): 1997

73 computer discs (floppy disk) : 3 1/2 in. 3 computer discs (zip disk) : 3 1/2 in. 5 computer discs (CD-R) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
box
248-249, 257-266, 195* Exhibition and studio installations, 1975-2003
Series VIII.C Products, undated 12.12 Linear Feet (12 boxes)
Including products bearing Francis artwork.
Arrangement
Grouped according to like size and media.
box
172 Ornaments, undated
box
173, 209* Calendars, undated
box
174 Ornament buttons, undated
box
175 Scarves, undated
box
176 Clothing, undated
box
177 Umbrellas, undated
box
178-179 Postcards, undated
box
179 Pins and puzzles, undated
box
180 Wine labels, and logo, undated
box
181 Sketchbooks, undated
box
184 Billboard, undated
Series VIII.D Art materials, undated 19.75 Linear Feet (7 boxes, 2 triple oversize objects)
Including printing plates, brushes, and other tools.
Arrangement
Grouped according to like size and media.
box
187 Painting tools, undated
box
188-189 Limited edition plates, undated
box
190 Paintbrushes and clogs, undated
box
192, 201*-202* Etching plates
flatfile
1** Metal printing plates, undated
flatfile
3**-4** Notes on lithographs in progress, undated
box
277 A*** and B*** Transfer plates and test prints(4), undated
box
280*** Paint brushes, undated


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