Sam Francis, Untitled, 1985

Artist: Sam Francis (1923 - 1994)
Title:Untitled, 1985
Reference:L.I. 59/ SFE-025
Medium:Aquatint
Image:9 15/16 x 6 in (25.1 x 15.6 cm)
Sheet:17 in x 12 5/16 (43.4 cm x 31.6 cm)
Framed:28 1/8 in x 24 in (71.4 cm x 61 cm)
Edition:A unique color trial proof aside from the edition of 30.
Signature:This work is hand-signed by Sam Francis (California, 1923- California, 1994) in pencil in the lower right.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-5180
USD $10,000 GBP £7,500

Historical Description

Francis was always experimenting with color, and in his prints he chose each color carefully, making this composition particularly rare in his oeuvre, as it is not done in his characteristic bright colors of red, blue, or yellow. Instead we find muted shades of black and brown taking the shape of a worm like creature. Seeming to move about the paper, the image is full of life and free from any constraints.

This aquatint is hand-signed by Sam Francis (California, 1923- California, 1994) in pencil in the lower right and is a unique color trial proof aside from the edition of 30.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
This work is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoice accompanying the final sale of the work).

1. Lembark, Connie. The Prints of Sam Francis Catalogue Raisonné 1960-1990. New York: Hudson Hills Press, 1992. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 59/ SFE-025.

2. A 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.

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