Sam Francis, Doubled Cross, 1973
|Artist:||Sam Francis (1923 - 1994)|
|Title:||Doubled Cross, 1973|
|Image:||41 in x 27 in (104.14 cm x 69.58 cm)|
|Sheet:||41 in x 27 in (104.14 cm x 69.58 cm)|
|Framed:||approx. 57 3/16 in x 43 in (145.25 cm x 109.22 cm)|
|Edition:||Unique CTP (color trial proof), with the Litho Shop, Inc., (Santa Monica, CA) publisher’s chop in the lower right.|
|Signature:||This work is hand-signed by Sam Francis (California, 1923- California, 1994) in pencil in the lower left.|
|Condition:||This work is in excellent condition.|
An avid student of Jungian psychology and science, Sam Francis’s inspiration can be felt as both come together flawlessly to present us with a colorful and lively work. A matrix is drawn in black while splashes of primary colors lay over them. Although chaotic at first, both elements blend seamlessly to create a composition that is fluid and loud, while a masterful use of the white background adds just the right amount of space to let the eyes wonder. An intriguing work, this piece needs to be seen in person in order to truly admire all of the stunning details.
Created in 1973, this color lithograph is hand-signed by Sam Francis (California, 1923 - California, 1994) in pencil in the lower left. This work is a unique CTP (color trial proof) with the Litho Shop, Inc., (Santa Monica, CA) publisher’s chop in the lower right.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Sam Francis Doubled Cross, 1973 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. L168, SF 188.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.
About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Sam Francis Doubled Cross, 1973 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.