Sam Francis, ‘Untitled (Yellow Down Centre)’, 1990, Bernard Jacobson Gallery

Proofs: I BAT, 7 AP, 2 CTP

On PTI 120 Waterleaf paper. The image is drawn with water tusche directly on plates.
Published by The Litho Shop, Inc., Santa Monica, California. Printed by George Page at the Litho Shop, Inc., Santa Monica, California.

Signature: Signed lower left; numbered lower right; publisher's chop lower right

Edinburgh Printmakers Workshop, Sam Francis: Recent Graphic Works, 1990.
Smith Andersen Gallery, Palo Alto, Sam Francis: Graphics, 1990; Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London, 2015

The Prints of Sam Francis: A Catalogue Raisonne 1960-1990', by Connie W. Lembark, Volume I, ( 1992: Hudson Hills Press, New York), p.392, L.284.

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

2017
London,
Sam Francis - Prints
2014
Munich,
Hans Hoffmann - Joan Mitchell - Sam Frances