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Sam Francis

Untitled (SF-344), 1990

Lithograph in colors on wove paper
46 × 30 in
116.8 × 76.2 cm
Edition 48/50
This is part of a limited edition set.
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About the work
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Heritage Auctions

Framed: 52in x 35.75in x 2in

Framed: 52in x 35.75in x 2in

Signature
Signed and numbered in pencil along the lower edge
Publisher
The Litho Shop, Inc., Santa Monica
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.

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About the work
HA
Heritage Auctions

Framed: 52in x 35.75in x 2in

Framed: 52in x 35.75in x 2in

Signature
Signed and numbered in pencil along the lower edge
Publisher
The Litho Shop, Inc., Santa Monica
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 (SF-344), 1990

Lithograph in colors on wove paper
46 × 30 in
116.8 × 76.2 cm
Edition 48/50
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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