Sam Francis, ‘Senza Titolo III’, 1988, Bernard Jacobson Gallery

76 numbered impressions and 14 artist's proofs
Paper: Fabriano Rosaspina paper

Published by 2RC Edizioni d'Arte, Rome, printed by Vigna Antoniniana, Rome, with their blindstamps

Signature: Signed in pencil, inscribed 'Bon a tirer'.

London 1989; Seattle 1989, Zurich 1989

The Prints of Sam Francis: A Catalogue Raisonne 1960-1990', by Connie W. Lembark, Intaglio Prints, Screenprints, and Posters, p.106, I.89.

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,
Sam Francis - Prints
2014
Munich,
Hans Hoffmann - Joan Mitchell - Sam Frances