Sam Francis, ‘Untitled SF76-214 (Rhombus Composition)’, 1976, Gilden's Art Gallery

This is an acrylic painting on wove paper signed by the artist “Sam Francis” verso.
It was painted in 1976.
It also bears the Sam Francis Estate Stamp, verso.
This work is identified with the interim identification number of SF76-214 in consideration for the forthcoming Sam Francis: Catalogue Raisonné of Unique Works on Paper.

Provenance: The artist's estate
Graystone Gallery, San Francisco (verso of frame with a label)
Jonathan Novak Fine Art, Los Angeles.
Sotheby's, New York, February 17, 1999, lot 195.

Condition: Excellent condition.

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