Sam Francis, ‘The Five Continents in Summertime’, 1984, Print, Aquatint, Christopher-Clark Fine Art
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Sam Francis

The Five Continents in Summertime, 1984

Aquatint
224 × 10 5/8 in
569 × 27 cm
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Original aquatint printed in colors on BFK Rives wove paper.

Hand-signed in pencil in the margin …

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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, ‘The Five Continents in Summertime’, 1984, Print, Aquatint, Christopher-Clark Fine Art
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Original aquatint printed in colors on BFK Rives wove paper.

Hand-signed in pencil in the margin lower right Sam Francis.

A superb color trial proof (one of six such proofs), annotated “TP” in pencil in the margin lower left, apart from the numbered edition of 20. Published by The Litho Shop, Inc., Santa Monica; …

Medium
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Hand-signed by artist
Certificate of authenticity
Included (issued by gallery)
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

The Five Continents in Summertime, 1984

Aquatint
224 × 10 5/8 in
569 × 27 cm
.
Contact For Price
Location
San Francisco
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
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