Sam Francis, ‘Untitled’, circa 1990, Painting, Acrylic and silkscreen ink on paper, Phillips
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Sam Francis

Untitled, circa 1990

Acrylic and silkscreen ink on paper
124 3/10 × 102 1/2 in
315.6 × 260.4 cm
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Executed circa 1990.

This work is identified with the interim identification number of SF90-365 in …

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Indistinctly signed and inscribed "A dialogue david H. and sAm F." lower left
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, ‘Untitled’, circa 1990, Painting, Acrylic and silkscreen ink on paper, Phillips
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Executed circa 1990.

This work is identified with the interim identification number of SF90-365 in consideration for the forthcoming Sam Francis: Catalogue Raisonné of Unique Works on Paper. This information is subject to change as scholarship continues by the Sam Francis Foundation.

From the Catalogue:
A culmination …

Medium
Signature
Indistinctly signed and inscribed "A dialogue david H. and sAm F." lower left
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

Untitled, circa 1990

Acrylic and silkscreen ink on paper
124 3/10 × 102 1/2 in
315.6 × 260.4 cm
Bidding closed
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