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Sam Francis

Untitled, 1986

Screenprint in colors, on Inveresk Exeter paper, the full sheet
84 × 60 in
213.4 × 152.4 cm
Edition 27/56 + 16AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
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P
Phillips

Framed

Framed

Signature
Signed and numbered 27/56 in pencil (there were also 16 artist's proofs)
Publisher
Gemini G.E.L, Los Angeles (with their blindstamps)
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.

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About the work
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Phillips

Framed

Framed

Signature
Signed and numbered 27/56 in pencil (there were also 16 artist's proofs)
Publisher
Gemini G.E.L, Los Angeles (with their blindstamps)
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, 1986

Screenprint in colors, on Inveresk Exeter paper, the full sheet
84 × 60 in
213.4 × 152.4 cm
Edition 27/56 + 16AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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