Sam Francis, Untitled, 1977
|Artist:||Sam Francis (1923 - 1994)|
|Medium:||Unique Original Monotype with oil paint, and dry pigment on handmade paper|
|Image:||24 in x 28 1/4 in (60.9 cm x 71.8 cm)|
|Sheet:||24 in x 28 1/4 in (60.9 cm x 71.8 cm)|
|Framed:||31 1/8 in x 35 1/2 (76.5 cm x 90.2 cm)|
|Edition:||Unique Original Monotype|
|Signature:||This work is stamped with the Sam Francis (San Mateo, 1923- Santa Monica, 1994) signature stamp and Sam Francis estate stamp on verso.|
Sam Francis Monotype Untitled, 1977 takes you on a spiritual journey that heeds an electrifying sensation. Blinding and molten colors are concentrated in one area, giving off the effect of liquefied paint. The irregular structure of the square adds an eccentric quality to such a magnetic work of art. All the colors belonging to this rich palette clash against each other while complementing one another. They are timeless shades of deep blue, turquoise, ultra-violet, red, and butterscotch yellow. Reminiscent of a dream, this particular work entices the viewer. The kind of fluidity and control Sam Francis exhibits exceeds in every capacity within this small frame composed of paint splatters and globs of different hues. One can feel the presence of these luminous pigments and see the degree of creative control Sam Francis had as master artist. We are able to tap into his imagination where the white spaces are mystical and charged with spiritual energy. Known for highly irregular shapes and forms, one can experience this ingenious world. Blurred edges and sharp contrasting colors showcase a powerful sensation to whomever gazing on this piece. The painterly and relief like aspect awakens our soul and uplifts our spirits immediately.
Created in 1977, this Unique Original Monotype with oil paint, and dry pigment on handmade paper is stamped with the Sam Francis (San Mateo, 1923- Santa Monica, 1994) signature stamp and Sam Francis estate stamp on verso.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
1. Tullis, Garner, Sam Francis, and Pontus Hulten. The Monotypes of Sam Francis. Stuttgart: Daco-Verlag, 1994. Listed and illustrated on pages 44-45.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.
About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Sam Francis Monotype Untitled, 1977 is presented in a complementary moulding and optical grade Plexiglas.