Sam Francis, ‘Untitled (SFP94-78)’, 1994, Bernard Jacobson Gallery

Signature: Unsigned Inscribed (by studio assistant) on verso with completion date: 7/25/94, Litho Shop identification number and directional arrow in black pen: 7/25/94 SFP94-78. Stamped on canvas verso with the Sam Francis Estate logo and facsimile signature stamps. (Reg. 12800)

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, Sam Francis: The Last Works, 1995.
Galleri Faurschou, Copenhagen, Sam Francis: The Last Works, 1999 (illustrated, pp. 12-13).
Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London, Sam Francis, 2014.

D. Burrchett-Lere, Sam Francis Catalogue Raisonne of Canvas an Panel Paintings, 1923-1994, Berkeley, University of California Press, 2011, no. 1754 (illustrated on DVD).
Installation views of "The Last Works", in total or in part, appear in the following publications:
Sam Francis: Paintings 1947-1990, exh. cat., Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 1999, no. 51 (illustrated, p. 57).
Sam Francis: les années parisiennes 1950-1961, exh. cat, Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris, 1995 (illustrated, p. 39).

Galleri Faurschou, Copenhagen.
Kaare Berntsen, Oslo.
Sotheby's, New York.
Jonathan Novak Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

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

Exhibition Highlights

Sam Francis - Prints
Hans Hoffmann - Joan Mitchell - Sam Frances