30,000 - 40,000 USD
1923 - 1994
unique monotype with mixed media and silkscreen process on rice paper
Sheet: 73½ by 18½ in. (185.4 by 47 cm.)
Framed: 79½ by 24½ in. (202 by 62.3 cm.)
Executed circa 1974-75, this work is stamped with the artist's signature and the Estate of Sam Francis logo and facsimile signature stamps on the reverse.
This work is in very good condition overall. Please note that this work has historically been exhibited and illustrated both vertically and horizontally. The sheet is hinged along the edges of the reverse to the backing board. The edges of the sheet are deckled. There are textural variations to the surface, including diagonal creases throughout as well as irregularities to the paint application, inherent to the artist's working method. There are minor soft creases throughout, visible upon close inspection. Framed under Plexiglas.
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Burchett-Lere, Debra, ed. "Untitled undated ca. 1974-75 (Francis Archive SF-37s)," Sam Francis: Online Catalogue Raisonné Project, https://cr.samfrancisfoundation.org/catalogue/entry.php?id=11202
"The work was created in collaboration with the Experimental Workshop (EXP) that began in 1972 as the Institute of Experimental Printmaking, founded by Garner and Ann Tullis in Santa Cruz. It became the Experimental Workshop in 1976 when it was relocated to San Francisco and continued to be owned and run by Ann McLaughlin (formerly Tullis) for years.
In 1982 Garner Tullis left the company and opened his own studio, Garner Tullis Workshop (GTW), in Emeryville, California. Francis worked with Tullis for many years, creating hundreds of unique monotypes."
- "Untitled undated ca. 1974-75 (Francis Archive SF-37s)," Sam Francis: Online Catalogue Raisonné Project, https://cr.samfrancisfoundation.org/catalogue/entry.php?id=11202