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Complexcon 2018



Ayako Rokkaku, Takashi Murakami and Nico Delaive preparing for the opening of Complexcon 2018

Takashi Murakami during the opening of Complexcon

Nico Delaive and Pharell Williams during the opening of Complexcon 2018



Gallery Delaive presents a unique live painting session with Japanese artist Ayako Rokkaku (Chiba, 1982). Showcasing her signature painting technique of applying acrylic paint with her bare hands, during Complexcon, Rokkaku will create two new large works on canvas. Rokkaku is gaining worldwide fame with her iconic painting style. In twelve years of Gallery Delaive representing Ayako Rokkaku as an artist she has had (solo) exhibitions in galeries and museums worldwide and participated in many important art fairs and collaborated with brands like SWATCH.

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Sam Francis: Online Catalogue Raisonné Project 1945–1949

The Sam Francis Foundation will release the first installment of the Sam Francis: Online Catalogue Raisonné Project––The Compilation of Unique Works on Paper and Expanded Version of Canvas and Panel Paintings of the internationally recognized artist on April 18, 2018. This first installment contains 201 entries documenting the currently known unique works on paper and canvas and panel paintings attributed to Sam Francis from 1945 through 1949. The online catalogue raisonné project (SFCR) will ultimately document the entire oeuvre of this extremely prolific artist and will be available to a global audience. One of the twentieth century’s leading interpreters of light and color, American artist Sam Francis (1923–1994) was one of the first post-World War II painters to develop an international reputation. A truly international artist, he maintained studios in Bern, New York, Los Angeles, Paris, and Tokyo, and his work references New York Abstract Expressionism, Color Field Painting, Chinese and Japanese art, French Impressionism, and his own Bay Area roots. Francis created thousands of paintings as well as works on paper, prints, and monotypes, which are housed in major museum collections and institutions around the world.

The online catalogue raisonné expands upon the decades of research presented in Sam Francis: Catalogue Raisonné of Canvas and Panel Paintings, 1946–1994 published by the University of California Press in 2011. SFCR is an interactive digital platform that presents for the first time unique works on paper and new information compiled by Editor Debra Burchett-Lere, Project Manager Beth Ann Whittaker, Contributors Leila Elliott and Stephanie Velazquez, and a team of photography editors, who have conducted extensive research with the Sam Francis Foundation’s in-house archives as well as the Getty Research Institute’s holdings.

Embracing the artist’s creative and innovative spirit, the “living catalogue raisonné” will be amended regularly, both with new entries and with updates to existing pages, which will be time-stamped as they are modified. “We are thrilled to launch this first volume of Sam Francis’s digital catalogue raisonné, SFCR, which highlights the latest and most exhaustive research on the artist available to anyone, anywhere,” says Debra Burchett-Lere, Director of the Sam Francis Foundation. “It furthers the Foundation’s mission as it enables the international audience, to whom Francis was so significant, to access his vast oeuvre and learn new information about him as it is being discovered.”

In recognition of Sam Francis’s broad and prolific output, the SFCR will be made available in chronological installments, giving audiences the opportunity to immerse themselves in each stage of his artistic development. Upon this initial release, access to the data will be free to the public for a trial period via The trial period will introduce users to Francis’s work from 1945 through 1949 through the SFCR’s multilevel, archival, and relational elements. Developed with panOpticon, a catalogue raisonné software program specifically designed to be informational and conducive to art research, the SFCR will function much like a traditional printed catalogue raisonné. Future volumes will include thumbnail data on each artwork, which will be available to the public, and fully expanded entries, which will be available to subscribers.


Gallery Delaive is one of the leading galleries for modern and contemporary art in the Netherlands. One of the highlights of our collection is the large stock of works by Sam Francis. By far the largest in Europe.


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Sam Francis - Walasse Ting - Niki de Saint Phalle - Yves Klein - Kees van Dongen - Karel Appel - Corneille - Constant - Carl-Henning Pedersen - Takashi Murakami - Ayako Rokkaku - Kees van Bohemen - Roy Lichtenstein - Yuina Wada - Yoshiaki Ishikawa - Andy Warhol - Jeff Koons

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