Sam Francis, ‘Los Angeles’, 1970, Hazelton Fine Art Galleries

Signature: Signed and stamped by the Estate of Sam Francis on the reverse

This work will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné edited by Debra Burchett-Lere and published by the University of California Press, and is registered with the Sam Francis Foundation as archive number SF69-047.

Galerie Delaive, Amsterdam
Private Collection, Europe
Acquired directly from the above by the present owner

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

Exhibition Highlights

2017
London,
Art Basel 2017 - Private
2014
Munich,
Hans Hoffmann - Joan Mitchell - Sam Frances