Sam Francis, ‘Untitled’, 1987, Bernard Jacobson Gallery
Sam Francis, ‘Untitled’, 1987, Bernard Jacobson Gallery

Paper: Rives BFK (roll)
Proofs: I BAT, 2 AP, I CTP
Publisher: The Litho Shop, Inc., Santa Monica, California
Printed by George Page at the Litho Shop, Inc,. Santa Monica, California
Proofing period: August 1987
Printing period: September 1987

Signature: Signed lower right; numbered lower left; publisher's chop lower right.

Los Angeles, 1988
London, 1989
Seattle, 1989
Zurich, 1989
Tokyo, 1990

'The Prints of Sam Francis: A Catalogue Raisonne 1960-1990', by Connie W. Lembark, Volume I, ( 1992: Hudson Hills Press, New York), p.382, L.277

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