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Sam Francis

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Sam Francis: the website of the Sam Francis estate

Sam Francis: wikipedia encyclopedia

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Niki de Saint Phalle

Niki de Saint Phalle:the Niki Charitable Art Foundation

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Niki de Saint Phalle: Queen Califia's Magical Circle Garden

Walasse Ting

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Ayako Rokkaku

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Kees van Bohemen

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Sam Francis

Audio: Sam Francis, Violet, Yellow and White

Sam Francis and Walasse Ting about Andy Warhol

Sam Francis / Walasse Ting

talking about Andy Warhol

The painter, Sam Francis

Sam Francis, the painter

trailer of the film by Jeffrey Perkins

See Walasse Ting painting

Walasse Ting

painting in the studio of Sam Francis, Venice, CA

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Karel Appel

the great Cobra painter in action, 1962

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Ayako Rokkaku

painting in Amsterdam in the studio of Gallery Delaive, 2007

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Ayako Rokkaku

painting at Geisai 10

KaiKai & KiKi animation

Takashi Murakami

KaiKai & Kiki Animation

Geisai museum

Geisai museum

Takashi Murakami - Ayako Rokkaku

Niki de Saint Phalle exhibition in the Tate

Niki de Saint Phalle

exhibition at the Tate, Liverpool

Performance by Yves Klein

Yves Klein

Anthropometries of the blue period, 1960

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Pablo Picasso

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Kees van Dongen

opening of Kees van Dongen exhibition in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, 1967


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