Sam Francis, Untitled Monotype
|Artist:||Sam Francis (1923 - 1994)|
|Medium:||Monotype with oil paint, powdered pigment and water color in colors on handmade paper|
|Image:||30 in x 25 in (76.2 cm x 63.5 cm)|
|Sheet:||30 in x 25 in (76.2 cm x 63.5 cm)|
|Framed:||38 15/16 in x 33 1/8 in (98.9 cm x 84.1 cm)|
|Edition:||This is a unique and original work.|
|Signature:||This work is hand signed Sam Francis (San Mateo, 1923- Santa Monica, 1994) in pencil on verso.|
|Condition:||This work is in excellent condition.|
This Sam Francis unique work displays the artist’s expert sense of balance. At the upper center of the composition lies a maroon rectangle, with each corner of the square pointed towards the outside corners of the composition.. In a flurry of brushstrokes and splatters in hues from across the color spectrum, other polygonal elements dance across the composition. The darkest shades of blue hug the center brick-colored rectangle and contrasts the painterly gestures which lay in the outer edges of the work. A green square sits just below the marron shape and other polygonal shapes in purple, yellow, red and orange circumvent the center of the piece. The quick, painterly marks at first glance seem wild and uncontrolled, but they become more visually distinct towards as they radiate outward, popping in contrast against the white color of the handmade paper. Another added detail of this exceptional monotype is the embossing which is most visible in the square and the smaller shapes.
This unique work on paper (monotype) with oil paint, powdered pigment and watercolor in colors on handmade paper is hand signed Sam Francis (San Mateo, 1923- Santa Monica, 1994) in the lower right image. This is a unique and original work.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this Sam Francis Untitled Monotype.
About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Sam Francis Untitled Monotype is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.