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Sam Francis

Untitled, 1971

Acrylic and gouache on paper
10 5/8 × 14 1/2 in
27 × 36.8 cm
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Heritage Auctions

Framed: 24in x 27in x 0in

This work is identified with the interim identification number of …

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Framed: 24in x 27in x 0in

This work is identified with the interim identification number of SF71-051 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.

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Signed and dated in pen on verso: Sam Francis / 1971
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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
Exhibition history
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HA
Heritage Auctions

Framed: 24in x 27in x 0in

This work is identified with the interim identification number of …

Read more

Framed: 24in x 27in x 0in

This work is identified with the interim identification number of SF71-051 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.

Signature
Signed and dated in pen on verso: Sam Francis / 1971
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
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, 1971

Acrylic and gouache on paper
10 5/8 × 14 1/2 in
27 × 36.8 cm
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