Sam Francis, Variant of Fifty, 1965

Artist: Sam Francis (1923 - 1994)
Title:Variant of Fifty, 1965
Reference:L-84, SF-60
Medium:Color Lithograph
Image:23 1/2 in x 17 1/2 in (59.69 cm x 44.45 cm)
Sheet:23 1/2 in x 17 1/2 in (59.69 cm x 44.45 cm)
Framed:37 1/4 in x 31 3/16 in (94.61 cm x 79.21 cm)
Edition:A unique variant, numbered twenty-one of fifty variants in pencil on verso. Each impression from this edition is unique consisting of four to six different color printings.
Signature:This work is hand-signed by Sam Francis (California, 1923- California, 1994) in pencil in the lower right and again on verso.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-5000

Historical Description

The forms of black, blue and yellow mixed against the streaks and drops of greens and reds in this composition are the perfect representation of Francis’s fascination with shapes changing in space and time. Nothing ever stays the same as the world is in constant motion, and in this composition no two forms are the same as they seamlessly glide over the white canvas. A work full of energy and movement, yet suspended in time, Francis captures his own feelings of mortality and time, yearning to live longer than the time he knew he had.

Created in 1965, this color lithograph is hand-signed by Sam Francis (California, 1923- California, 1994) in pencil in the lower right and again on verso. A unique variant, numbered twenty-one of fifty variants in pencil on verso, each impression from this edition is unique consisting of four to six different color printings.

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. L84, SF 60.

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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