Sam Francis, ‘Untitled (SFE-079)’, 1991, Christopher-Clark Fine Art

Original etching printed in 27 colors on BFK Rives wove paper.

Hand-signed in pencil in the margin lower right Sam Francis.

A superb impression of the definitive state, from the edition of 20, numbered in pencil in the margin lower left (there were 4 additional proofs of various types, for an overall edition of 25). Published by The Litho Shop, Santa Monica, bearing its blindstamp in the sheet lower right; printed by Jacob Samuel at The Litho Shop.

Catalog: Lembark addendum SFE-079.

Sheet Size: 47 x 28 inches

In excellent condition, with bright, fresh colors, printed on a sheet with full margins.

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