Sam Francis, ‘ Untitled SF86-877 (Blue Acrylic)’, 1986, Gilden's Art Gallery

SAM FRANCIS 1923-1994
San Mateo, California 1923 – 1994 Santa Monica (American)

Title: Untitled SF86-877 (Blue Acrylic), 1986

Technique: Stamp Signed Acrylic Painting on Wove Paper

Paper size: 30 x 22.5 cm. / 11.8 x 8.9 in.

Additional Information: This is an acrylic painting on wove paper by Sam Francis.
It was painted in 1986.
It is stamped with the signature stamp and the Sam Francis Estate Stamp, verso.
This work is identified with the interim identification numbers of SF86-877 in consideration for the forthcoming Sam Francis catalogue raisonné of unique works on paper.

Provenance: Movimiento Arte Contemporanea, Milan
Private Collection, Milan, Italy

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