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Sam Francis

Yunan (State IV), 1971

Lithograph
21 × 29 in
53.3 × 73.7 cm
Edition of 15
This is part of a limited edition set.
$8,500
location
Toronto
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Caviar20
Toronto
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At Gemini, Francis challenged the legendary printshop to create the gestural layers that defined …

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At Gemini, Francis challenged the legendary printshop to create the gestural layers that defined his aesthetic. Over the course of twenty-one years (1966 through 1987) Francis made sixty prints with Gemini. The "Yunan" series is defined by layers of cherry red in various densities. It is one of Francis' …

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Print
Condition
Very good condition
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed and numbered "API" by the artist
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Sam Francis
American, 1923–1994
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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.

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About the work
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Caviar20
Toronto
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At Gemini, Francis challenged the legendary printshop to create the gestural layers that defined …

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At Gemini, Francis challenged the legendary printshop to create the gestural layers that defined his aesthetic. Over the course of twenty-one years (1966 through 1987) Francis made sixty prints with Gemini. The "Yunan" series is defined by layers of cherry red in various densities. It is one of Francis' …

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Medium
Print
Condition
Very good condition
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed and numbered "API" by the artist
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included
Price ranges of medium-sized prints by Sam Francis
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Browse works in this category
$8,400–$9,000
This work
$0
$12,600+
Sam Francis
American, 1923–1994
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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.

Sam Francis

Yunan (State IV), 1971

Lithograph
21 × 29 in
53.3 × 73.7 cm
Edition of 15
This is part of a limited edition set.
$8,500
location
Toronto
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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