Sam Francis, ‘Untitled’, 1990, Bernard Jacobson Gallery

Rives BFK paper
Proofs: I BAT, 6 AP
Edition of 20

Publisher: The Litho Shop, Inc., Santa Monica, California.
Printed by Jacob Samuel at the Litho Shop, Inc., Santa Monica, California.
Proofing period: July 1990
Printing period: September- October 1990
27 colors; 2 runs from 2 steel-faced coppers plate.

Signature: Signed right, under image, numbered left, under image; publisher's chop lower right

Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London, Sam Francis, 5th June - 31 July 2014

The Prints of Sam Francis: A Catalogue Raisonne 1960-1990', by Connie W. Lembark, Volume II, ( 1992: Hudson Hills Press, New York), p.146, I. 115.

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