Sam Francis, ‘Untitled (SF 65-085)’, 1965, Phillips

This work is registered with the Sam Francis Foundation under archive number SF 65-085 and is stamped by the Sam Francis Estate on the reverse.

Signature: signed, numbered and dated 'Sam Francis 65-085 1965' on the reverse

Estate of Sam Francis
Galerie Proarta, Zürich
Private Collection

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