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Sam Francis

Double Room, 1984

Lithograph in colors on Arches 88 paper
50 × 60 in
127 × 152.4 cm
Edition 10/16 + 6AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Framed: 50.75in x 60.5in x 0in

Framed: 50.75in x 60.5in x 0in

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Signed lower right and numbered in pencil lower left, with the blindstamp of the publisher
Publisher
Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles
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Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
Sam Francis
American, 1923–1994
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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.

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About the work
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Framed: 50.75in x 60.5in x 0in

Framed: 50.75in x 60.5in x 0in

Signature
Signed lower right and numbered in pencil lower left, with the blindstamp of the publisher
Publisher
Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
Sam Francis
American, 1923–1994
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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.

Sam Francis

Double Room, 1984

Lithograph in colors on Arches 88 paper
50 × 60 in
127 × 152.4 cm
Edition 10/16 + 6AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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