Sam Francis, ‘An 8 Set - 6’, 1963, Bernard Jacobson Gallery

Edition of 100
The 'Pasadena Box' is a suite of eight individual color lithographs (L.57-64), one color lithograph mounted on a hanging scroll (L.65), three color lithographs mounted on a folding screen (L.66), and an original gouache painting on a paper framed in Plexiglas, all housed in a specially designed acrylic box.

Signature: Signed lower right; numbered lower left; publisher's chop lower left.

Pasadena 1964, Pasadena 1966, San Francisco 1967, New York 1968, Bern 1968, Palo Alto 1970, Los Angeles 1974, Boise 1979, Bonn 1987, Zurich 1987, New York 1990.

'The Prints of Sam Francis: A Catalogue Raisonne 1960-1990' by Connie W. Lembark with an introduction by Ruth E. Fine, Volume 1, (Hudson Hills Press, New York: 1992), Illus. L.62, p. 118.

About Sam Francis

The painterly abstraction of Sam Francis is most often associated with the American Abstract Expressionist movement, but Francis also spent a great deal of time in Paris and became linked with the parallel movement of Art Informel in Europe. Francis’ most iconic works are characterized by saturated splashes of color that populate the edges of the canvas in order to emphasize the luminous white void in the center. This contrast between the vibrancy of Francis’ color palette and the austere white picture plane demonstrate the artist’s concern with relationships of space, color, and light, as opposed to the psychologically expressive tendencies of contemporaries such as Jackson Pollock.

American, 1923-1994, San Mateo, California, based in Paris and Santa Monica, California