Sam Francis, ‘Untitled (SF64-085)’, 1969, Bernard Jacobson Gallery

Accompanied by a Data Sheet issued by the Sam Francis Foundation dated 3 February 2014; Foundation interim research number SF64-085.

Signature: Signed, dated and inscribed top of reverse Sam Francis 1964 Tokyo. Also inscribed in pencil (by studio assistant) with the Litho Shop identification number and inventory number: 64-085 bottom right and 28 bottom left on the reverse.

Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Sam Francis Works on Paper, 1979. This exhibition later travelled to Sapporo American Centre, Sapporo; Fukuoka Museum of Art, Fukuoka; Osaka American Centre, Osaka; Thomas Jefferson Cultural Centre, Manila; Gallery of Cultural Centre of the Philippines, Manila; American Institute of Taiwan, Taipei; American Institute of Taiwan, Kaohsiung; Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong; Seoul American Centre, Seoul; Taegu American Centre, Taegu; Pusan American Centre, Pusan and Kwangjn American Centre, Kwangjn.
Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London, Sam Francis: Four Decades / Paintings on Paper, 1988.
David Risley Gallery, London, The Parergon and The Gutter, 2013-2014.
Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London, Sam Francis, 2014 (illustrated, p. 33).

This work will be included in the forthcoming Sam Francis Catalogue Raisonné edited by Debra Burchett-Lere and is registered with the Sam Francis Foundation as archive number SF64-085.

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