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Sam Francis

Turn, 1972

Color screen print on Arjomari paper
25 × 31 1/4 in
63.5 × 79.4 cm
Edition of 70
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Toronto
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About the work
Caviar20
Toronto

From an edition of 70

From an edition of 70

Medium
Print
Condition
Excellent condition
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed and numbered in pencil in lower margin
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Included
Publisher
Printed and published by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles
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, ‘Turn’, 1972, Caviar20
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About the work
Caviar20
Toronto

From an edition of 70

From an edition of 70

Medium
Print
Condition
Excellent condition
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed and numbered in pencil in lower margin
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Included
Publisher
Printed and published by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles
Sam Francis
American, 1923–1994
Follow

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

Turn, 1972

Color screen print on Arjomari paper
25 × 31 1/4 in
63.5 × 79.4 cm
Edition of 70
This is part of a limited edition set.
Sold
Location
Toronto
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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