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Sam Francis, Untitled, from Eight By Eight to Celebrate the Temporary Contemporary, 1983

Signed Sam Francis Color Lithograph on Rives BFK paper, Untitled, from Eight By Eight to Celebrate the Temporary Contemporary, 1983

Artist1: Sam Francis (1923 - 1994)

Title: Untitled, from Eight By Eight to Celebrate the Temporary Contemporary, 1983

Medium: Color Lithograph on Rives BFK paper

Image Size: 42 x 28 3/4in (106.7 cm x 73 cm)

Sheet Size: 42 x 28 3/4in (106.7 cm x 73 cm)

Framed Size: 57 1/4 in x 44 in (145.4 cm x 111.8 cm)

Edition: Numbered from the edition of 250 in pencil in the lower left (there were also 30 artist’s proofs); published by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

Signature: Hand signed by Sam Francis (San Mateo, 1923- Santa Monica, 1994) in pencil in the lower right.

Condition: This work is in excellent condition.

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Historical Description of this artwork


This vibrant work was originally published within a portfolio, a contribution to raising funds for the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. The result of a longstanding relationship between the artist and the museum, this exuberant work extols Francis’ recognition as a headlining contemporary artist. Bold dashes of purple and black dominate the page, whilst splatters of red, blue and green embellish an otherwise blank space. Color and abstraction compose a dramatic and unforgettable image sure to please many.

Created in 1983 this color lithograph on Rives BFK paper is hand signed by Sam Francis (San Mateo, 1923- Santa Monica, 1994) in pencil in the lower right. Numbered from the edition of 250 in pencil in the lower left (there were also 30 artist’s proofs); published by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

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1. Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

ABOUT THE FRAMING:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, this work is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical-grade Plexiglas.