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Sam Francis

King Corpse, 1986

Unique color trial proof screenprint on Arches Cover paper
42 × 59 in
106.7 × 149.9 cm
Edition of 65
This is a unique work.
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Oakland
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Masterworks Fine Art
Oakland
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Created in 1986, Sam Francis King Corpse, 1986 is a unique color trial proof screenprint on Arches …

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Created in 1986, Sam Francis King Corpse, 1986 is a unique color trial proof screenprint on Arches cover paper hand signed by Sam Francis (San Mateo, 1923- Santa Monica, 1994) in the lower right. A unique color trial proof; Inscribed in pencil in the lower left aside from the edition of 65. Published by Gemini G.E.L., …

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Hand-signed by artist, This work is hand signed by Sam Francis (San Mateo, 1923- Santa Monica, 1994) in pencil in the lower right.
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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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Created in 1986, Sam Francis King Corpse, 1986 is a unique color trial proof screenprint on Arches …

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Created in 1986, Sam Francis King Corpse, 1986 is a unique color trial proof screenprint on Arches cover paper hand signed by Sam Francis (San Mateo, 1923- Santa Monica, 1994) in the lower right. A unique color trial proof; Inscribed in pencil in the lower left aside from the edition of 65. Published by Gemini G.E.L., …

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Medium
Print
Condition
This work is in excellent condition.
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, This work is hand signed by Sam Francis (San Mateo, 1923- Santa Monica, 1994) in pencil in the lower right.
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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

King Corpse, 1986

Unique color trial proof screenprint on Arches Cover paper
42 × 59 in
106.7 × 149.9 cm
Edition of 65
This is a unique work.
Contact For Price
location
Oakland
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
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