Sam Francis, ‘Green Coral’, 1973, Christopher-Clark Fine Art

A superb artist’s proof impression of the definitive state, apart from the numbered edition of 43, annotated “AP 3/10” in pencil in the margin lower left (There were 11 additional proofs of various types for an overall edition of 54). Published by 2RC Edizione d’Arte, Rome, bearing their blindstamp in the margin lower left; printed by Eleonora Rossi, Giancarlo Iacommucci at Stamperia 2RC, Rome.

Sheet Size: 27 ½ x 39 inches

In excellent condition, with strong, fresh colors, printed on a sheet with full margins.

Signature: Hand-signed in pencil in the margin lower right Sam Francis.

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