Sam Francis, ‘Sketch SF65-076’, 1965, Gilden's Art Gallery

This original acrylic painting on wove paper is hand signed and dated by the artist in pencil “Sam Francis 1965”, verso.
It was painted in 1965.
It is also stamped with the Sam Francis Estate Stamp, verso.
It is also annotated in pencil "Sketch" below the signature in the artist's hand, verso.

Provenance: The Estate of the Artist, California
Private Collection, 2003
The work is registered in the Sam Francis Foundation under no. SF65-076.

Condition: Very good condition. Very minor nicks to the sheet edges. Pinholes in corners originating during the artist’s process. Minor areas of skinning from previous hinging, verso.

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

Art Basel 2017 - Private
Hans Hoffmann - Joan Mitchell - Sam Frances