Sam Francis, Untitled, from Eight By Eight to Celebrate the Temporary Contemporary, 1984

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Artist: Sam Francis (1923 - 1994)
Title: Untitled, from Eight By Eight to Celebrate the Temporary Contemporary, 1984
Medium: Color Lithograph on Rives BFK paper
Image Size: 42 in x 28 3/4 in (106.7 cm x 73 cm)
Sheet Size: 42 in x 28 3/4 in (106.7 cm x 73 cm)
Framed Size: 50 in x 37 in (127 cm x 93.9 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: This work is 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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ID # W-6194

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 1984 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); printed at the Litho Shop, Inc., Santa Monica and published by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

Sam Francis Untitled, 1984 is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices that will accompany the sale of the work).

  1. Lembark, Connie. W. The Prints of Sam Francis: A Catalogue Raisonné 1960-1990 Volume 1. New York: Hudson Hill Press. 1992. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné L.263.
  2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:

Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Sam Francis Untitled, 1984 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

 

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