Sam Francis, ‘Untitled’, 1984, Christie's

Printed to the edges of the sheet, generally in very good condition, framed.
Image & Sheet 1117 x 1536 mm.

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Galerie Seoul, Korea, Sam Francis: Monotypes, 1988.

Galerie Seoul, Korea.
Private Collection.
Christie's London, Nineteenth & Twentieth Century Prints, 2 July 1998, lot 178.

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

2017
London,
Sam Francis - Prints
2014
Munich,
Hans Hoffmann - Joan Mitchell - Sam Frances