Sam Francis, ‘Ohne Titel (SF90-113)’, ca. 1990, Ludorff

The work has been registered as no. SF90-113 for the
catalogue raisonné currently being prepared by the
Sam Francis Foundation, Glendale, USA

Signature: Stamped with the estate stamp and marked »SF90-113«, »C.1990« and »14 1/4'' x 11''« on the verso

Estate of the artist; Gallery Delaive, Amsterdam; Galerie Iris Wazzau,
Davos; Private Collection Switzerland; Studio d'Arte Campaiola, Rome; Galleria San
Carlo, Milan; Orler Galleria d’Arte, Abano Terme; Private Collection Venice

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