Sam Francis, ‘Untitled [Circle]’, 1993, Gilden's Art Gallery

This original lithograph in colours is hand signed by the artist in pencil "Sam Francis" in the lower image.
It is also hand numbered in pencil, from the edition of 100 at the lower image next to the signature.
It was printed and published by The Litho Shop, Inc., Santa Monica in a limited edition of 100 impressions, in 1993.
The paper bears the Litho Shop blindstamp next to the signature.

Literature: Lembark, W. C. (1992). The Prints of Sam Francis: A Catalogue Raisonné, 1960-1990. New York: Hudson Hills Press
Reference: Lembark SF 359

Condition: Excellent condition. Remnants of hinging tape intermittently around the sheet edge, verso.

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

Exhibition Highlights

2017
London,
Art Basel 2017 - Private
2014
Munich,
Hans Hoffmann - Joan Mitchell - Sam Frances