Sam Francis, ‘Untitled (SF-344)’, 1990, Christopher-Clark Fine Art
Sam Francis, ‘Untitled (SF-344)’, 1990, Christopher-Clark Fine Art

Original lithograph printed in five colors (yellow, red, green, ultramarine blue, thalo blue) on PTI #120 Waterleaf wove paper.

Hand-signed in pencil lower left Sam Francis.

A superb impression of the definitive state, from the numbered edition of 50 . Published by The Litho Shop, Inc., Santa Monica, bearing its blindstamp in the sheet lower right; printed by George Page at The Litho Shop, Santa Monica, May 1990.

Catalog: Lembark L285; SF-344.

In excellent condition, with bright, fresh colors, printed to the edge of the full sheet.

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