Sam Francis, ‘Untitled (SF92-54)’, 1992, Hollis Taggart

This work is registered in the Sam Francis Foundation Archives under the number SF92-54.

Signature: Stamped on verso with the Sam Francis Estate stamp

San Francisco, CA: Catharine Clark Gallery, "20th Century Masterworks," April 2–May 2, 1998.

Estate of Sam Francis, Los Angeles
Chalk & Vermilion Art, Connecticut
David Tunkl Fine Art, Los Angeles
Private collection, New York

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