Sam Francis, Untitled from the Papierski Portfolio, 1992

Artist: Sam Francis (1923 - 1994)
Title:Untitled from the Papierski Portfolio, 1992
Reference:SF 349
Medium:Color Lithograph on Rives BFK paper
Image:30 in x 22 in (76.2 cm x 55.88 cm)
Sheet:30 in x 22 in (76.2 cm x 55.88 cm)
Framed:45 1/2 in x 35 1/2 in (115.6 cm x 90.2 cm)
Edition:Annotated ‘AP’ in pencil, this work is an artist’s proof of 64, aside from the numbered edition of 50.
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-5003

Historical Description

In this captivating composition, thick heavy lines are drawn crossing one and other in black while splashes of primary colors lay over them. A heavy dose of blue envelops the canvas creating for a loud energy and tension in the piece. As blue was known as the artist’s signature embodiment of pain which expressed his physical aliments, this work is intimate and intriguing. Through that personal emotion and the artistry of color, the work takes on a life all its own.

This color lithograph on Rives BFK paper is hand-signed by Sam Francis (California, 1923- California, 1994) in pencil in the lower right. Annotated ‘AP’ in pencil, this work is an artist’s proof of 64, aside from the numbered edition of 50. Published by Editions Daniel Papierski, Paris and printed by Gardner Litho, Buena Park.

Provenance:

1. Gardner Litho, Buena Park, California

2. Private Collection, Los Angeles, California

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

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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