Sam Francis, ‘Untitled’, 1964, MICHALI GALLERY
Sam Francis, ‘Untitled’, 1964, MICHALI GALLERY
Sam Francis, ‘Untitled’, 1964, MICHALI GALLERY
Sam Francis, ‘Untitled’, 1964, MICHALI GALLERY
Sam Francis, ‘Untitled’, 1964, MICHALI GALLERY

This work is registered with the Estate, number SF64-053.
This work will be included in the forthcoming Sam Francis catalogue raisonné of works on paper to be published by University of California Press, Berkeley.

Signature: Signed, dated 'Sam Francis 1964 Tokyo' and stamped with the Estate seal on the reverse.

-Bern, Galerie Kornfeld und Klipstein, Sam Francis, 1976
-Paris, Galerie Jean Fournier, Sam Francis de 1947 A 1988: sur Papier, October 21 – November 26, 1988
-Beverly Hills, ACE Gallery, Sam Francis, March 1 – July 28, 2003
-Munich, Galerie Thomas, Hans Hofmann- Joan Mitchell- Sam Francis, 21 March-17 May 2014

This work will be included in the forthcoming Sam Francis catalogue raisonné of works on paper to be published by University of California Press, Berkeley.

– ACE Gallery, Beverly Hills
– MICHALI Gallery, Palm Beach

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