Sam Francis, ‘Untitled (SF62-020)’, 1962, Hollis Taggart

This work is registered in the Sam Francis Foundation Archives under the number SF62-020 and will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of paintings and works on paper.

Signature: Signed and dated on verso: "Sam Francis / 1962"

Riverside, CA, Roy and Frances Brandstater Gallery. "Sam Francis Works on Paper 1953-1986: The Ranchito Collection." 19 February - 19 March 1987.

Stein, Donna. "Sam Francis, Works on Paper: 1953-1986, The Ranchito Collection." (Riverside: The Roy and Frances Brandstater Gallery), 1987, no. 4.

Private collection, Santa Monica, CA, acquired directly from the artist

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