Sam Francis, ‘Untitled SFE-071’, 1989, RAW Editions: The Edit

Inscribed SFE- 071 in pencil verso
Printed by Jacob Samuel, Santa Monica
From the edition of 18 unique impressions

Signature: Signed and numbered in pencil

Publisher: Published by the Litho Shop Inc., Santa Monica

Catalogue raisonné: Lembark I 105

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