Sam Francis, Untitled, May 1985
|Artist:||Sam Francis (1923 - 1994)|
|Title:||Untitled, May 1985|
|Medium:||Unique Original Monotype with oil paint, dry pigment, and ink on Japan paper|
|Image:||43 in x 78 1/2 in (109.2 cm x 199.4 cm)|
|Sheet:||43 in x 78 1/2 in (109.2 cm x 199.4 cm)|
|Framed:||47 15/16 in x 82 7/8 in (121.8 cm x 210.5 cm)|
|Edition:||Unique Original Monotype|
|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.|
Sam Francis Untitled, May 1985 is a phenomenally sensuous and serene work of art. The lines flow gracefully across the paper and the colors soothe the soul. Upon first glance, we are impacted by the magnitude of its size. It saturates your vision while your body and mind overload with overwhelming sensations. Like a large-scale symphony, it ebbs and flows with richness in every quality. Francis has a way of building up this piece with lively colors, ink splatters, intricate shapes, and delicate lines. There is a sense of urgency between the spaces of painterly expressions and pure ambition to open up the mind into depths of creativity. Designed to stimulate your senses, Francis extends the limits of each element. Within the composition, structure and meaning are assigned to each material; the abstract forms are subjects of the dynamic artwork rather than objects of interpretation. Wherever you look, Francis’ work draws you near in attempt to recognize his traces of detail. In various corners, there are impressions of wood-grains that provide texture to the surface, while ink splatters emphasize the colors. Broad are the circular shapes that are interlocked with smaller oblong forms, latched onto the edges. Sam Francis breathes vitality and life between the subtle details and the larger visible components. Untitled, May 1985 is his symphony—his grand masterpiece that builds up excitement that ultimately peaks at its climax.
Created in 1985, this Unique Original Monotype with oil paint, dry pigment, and ink on Japan paper is hand signed by Sam Francis (San Mateo, 1923- Santa Monica, 1994) in pencil in the lower right.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
1. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.
About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Sam Francis Untitled, May 1985 is presented in a complementary moulding and optical grade Plexiglas.