Sam Francis, ‘“Untitled” SF59-546’, 1959, Scott White Contemporary Art
Sam Francis, ‘“Untitled” SF59-546’, 1959, Scott White Contemporary Art
Sam Francis, ‘“Untitled” SF59-546’, 1959, Scott White Contemporary Art
Sam Francis, ‘“Untitled” SF59-546’, 1959, Scott White Contemporary Art
Sam Francis, ‘“Untitled” SF59-546’, 1959, Scott White Contemporary Art

Signature: Signed and dated in colored pencil on verso, upper left corner: Sam Francis 1959 Also signed an dated in colored pencil on front, lower left: Sam Francis 59 Also initialed in colored pencil on front, lower middle: S.F.

the artist
Private Collection
Andre Emmerich Gallery, New York, NY (May 1976)
James Goodman Gallery, New York (November 1978)
Private Collection (March 1979)
Martha Jackson Gallery, No. 16833, New York (November 1980)
Robert Elkon Gallery LE 5-3940, New York
Makler Gallery No. 10203, Philadelphia (March 1984)
Private Collection, San Diego
Private Collection, Baltimore (by descent)
Private Collection, San Diego, CA

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