Gallery Delaive

Upcoming exhibition


Ayako Rokkaku exhibition 2019

Ayako Rokkaku

'Fumble in colors, tiny discoveries'
8 June - 25 August 2019

Museum Jan van der Togt, Amstelveen, The Netherlands

Museum Jan van der Togt is proud to present the exhibition ‘Fumble in colors, tiny discoveries’ by the Japanese artist Ayako Rokkaku. In addition to installing new paintings, Rokkaku will also provide a retrospective of the work she produced in recent years. During the opening weekend, on 8 and 9 June, Rokkaku will work live on a new painting. Visitors will be able to see Ayako paint and experience her unique way of working up close. In July, Rokkaku will move her studio into the museum and give children the chance to paint with her.

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Ayako Rokkaku catalogue

from previous exhibition

See the catalogue


Current exhibition


Karel Appel, new aquisitions


Karel Appel

Currently in the gallery in Amsterdam:
Original work on canvas and paper by Karel Appel

Open Tuesday - Saturday 10:30 - 17.30

The exhibition will be on view untill 14 April.
Catalogue available on request.

New catalogue now online




Sam Francis

Sam Francis

may 20 - june 20, 2019

Sam Francis: Online Catalogue RaisonnĂ© Project 1945–1949

The Sam Francis Foundation will release the first installment of the Sam Francis: Online Catalogue RaisonnĂ© 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 raisonnĂ© 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 raisonnĂ© expands upon the decades of research presented in Sam Francis: Catalogue RaisonnĂ© 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 raisonnĂ©â€ 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 raisonnĂ©, 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 raisonnĂ© software program specifically designed to be informational and conducive to art research, the SFCR will function much like a traditional printed catalogue raisonnĂ©. 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 - Takashi Murakami - Ayako Rokkaku - Kees van Bohemen - Roy Lichtenstein - Yuina Wada - Yoshiaki Ishikawa - Andy Warhol - Jeff Koons

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