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Sam Francis

Untitled (SF81-003), 1981

Acrylic
13 7/8 × 19 3/8 in
35.2 × 49.2 cm
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Fort Lauderdale
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New River Fine Art
Fort Lauderdale
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For Sam Francis, exploring the creative process was his driving force. It impacted not only his …

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For Sam Francis, exploring the creative process was his driving force. It impacted not only his art, but his view of human progress. He was once quoted as saying "My imagination will attempt the future". One of the twentieth century's most profound Abstract Expressionists, American artist Sam Francis …

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Signed, verso.
Sam Francis
American, 1923–1994
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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.

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For Sam Francis, exploring the creative process was his driving force. It impacted not only his …

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For Sam Francis, exploring the creative process was his driving force. It impacted not only his art, but his view of human progress. He was once quoted as saying "My imagination will attempt the future". One of the twentieth century's most profound Abstract Expressionists, American artist Sam Francis …

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Signature
Signed, verso.
Sam Francis
American, 1923–1994
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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.

Sam Francis

Untitled (SF81-003), 1981

Acrylic
13 7/8 × 19 3/8 in
35.2 × 49.2 cm
Sold
location
Fort Lauderdale
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