Sam Francis, ‘Under Blue’, 1973, Bernard Jacobson Gallery
Sam Francis, ‘Under Blue’, 1973, Bernard Jacobson Gallery

Edition of 30
Publisher: The Litho Shop, Ltd., Santa Monica, California.
Printed by George Page, assisted by Dan Cytron and keith Kirts, at the Litho Shop, Santa Monica, California.

Signature: Signed lower right; numbered lower left; publisher's chop lower right.

Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, Sam Francis, 1974 (another from the edition exhibited).
La Tortue Gallery, Santa Monica, Sam Francis: Recent Lithographs, 1974 (another from the edition exhibited).
Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu, Lithographs by Sam Francis, 1977 (another from the edition exhibited).
Brooke Alexander Academy, New York, Sam Francis: The Litho Shop, 1979 (another from the edition exhibited).
Galerie au Poisson Rouge, Praz, Lithographien, 1982 (another from the edition exhibited).
Galerie Pudelko, Bonn, Sam Francis: Graphik und farbige Zeichnungen, 1987 (another from the edition exhibited).
Galerie Kornfeld, Zurich, Sam Francis: Graphik der Jahre 1971-1986, 1987(another from the edition exhibited).

C. W. Lembark, The Prints of Sam Francis: A Catalogue Raisonné 1960-1990, New York, 1992, Vol. 1, L. 164 (illustrated, p. 249).

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