Blue Out of White

Sam Francis, American, b. San Mateo, California, 1923–1994
Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, to 22 November 1958
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 22 November 1958-17 May 1966
Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1966
Exhibition History
MARTHA JACKSON GALLERY, New York. "Sam Francis," 25 November-20 December 1958.
V BIENNALE DE SAO PAULO, Brazil. "The United States Representation," 21 September-31 December 1959, no. 59, ill.
LAGUNA ART MUSEUM, Laguna Beach, California. "San Francisco School of Abstract Expressionism," 26 January-21 April 1996. Tour: SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, 27 June-8 September.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Manifesto: Art x Agency," 15 June 2019-31 January 2020.
Published References
STILES, GEORGE. "Gallery Previews in New York," Pictures on Exhibit 4 (January 1959), p. 16.
BROWN, MILTON W. One Hundred Masterpieces of American Painting from Public Collections in Washington, DC (Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1983), p. 214, ill. p. 215.
ZELLMAN, MICHAEL DAVID. American Art Analog, Volume III, 1874-1930 (New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 1986), ill. p. 1024.
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Credit Line
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1966
Data Source
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Accession Number
Oil on canvas
78 1/2 x 90 3/8 in. (199.4 x 229.5 cm)