The Lapis Press was founded by artist Sam Francis with the goal of producing unusual and timely texts in visually compelling formats. After the death of Sam Francis in 1994, The Lapis Press honored his legacy of collaboration by producing a series of etchings including contemporary artists Anish Kapoor, David Reed, Robert Therrien, Marina Abramović and Christopher Wool.
The Lapis Press is also committed to publishing work with important emerging and established artists, like Mark Ruwedel and Kehinde Wiley. Lapis continues to honor Sam Francis's legacy of collaboration by embracing new technologies and techniques.
From the Lapis Archive highlights the work that Lapis has produced throughout its history, and the myriad artists whom we have had the pleasure of working with.