26 May Basel Mural Poster Available from the Norton Simon Museum
Just in! The Norton Simon Museum has produced a beautiful poster of Sam Francis’ monumental Basel Mural I from their collection. You can purchase one of this wonderful reproductions at the museum store or through the online store.
The Basel Mural was commissioned in late 1956 by Arnold Rüdlinger, director of the Basel Kunsthalle and an early champion of Francis’s art. The artist’s task was to paint three murals to be installed in the museum, where they were hung from 1958 to 1964. One of these three impressive canvases, Basel Mural I, was donated by Sam Francis to the Pasadena Art Museum (now the Norton Simon Museum) in 1967.