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Sam Francis

Untitled (SFE-082)

1992

Aquatint

Edition 1 of 21

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Description

Sam Francis (American, 1923-1994).

This work is offered in a glazed wood frame.


Sam Francis is known for his colorful paintings and prints exploding with splashes, drips and organic forms. Lithography was the first print technique that Francis embraced in his prolific artistic career. In 1970, he opened the Litho Shop in Santa Monica, California. The Litho Shop was a monumental endeavor, one that showed Francis's commitment to printmaking that few painters had at that time.

 

As a student of Zen Buddhism, Francis continuously presented his audiences with opposites like the Yin and Yang, or the black and white. Francis believed that proofing first in black would reveal the graphic impact of the image, therefore all of his color lithographs evolved from a black-inked proof. In 1973, Francis began to create black versions of his color prints, a process that would bring his prints full circle. In these prints, the blacks appear warm and cool through the mixing of various colors like green, brown and purple, adding depth and separation. Francis's lithographs transcend the media in such a way as to fool the viewer. While they might seem spontaneous and immediate, they are actually the product of a labor-intensive process that Francis makes seem effortless.

Dimensions

Height: 26 inches / 66.04 cm
Width: 23 inches / 58.42 cm
Frame Height: 28.63 inches / 72.71 cm
Frame Width: 25.38 inches / 64.45 cm
Frame Depth: 1.5 inches / 3.81 cm

Signature

Signed in pencil lower right margin, editioned lower left on recto

Provenance

Direct from the publisher

Condition Report

The work is in excellent condition, direct from the publisher.

Publisher

The Litho Shop, Inc.

Art Period

Post-War

Movement/Style

Abstract, Abstract Expressionism

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