Sam Francis, Untitled, 1978

Artist: Sam Francis (1923 - 1994)
Title:Untitled, 1979
Medium:Unique monotype in colors on handmade paper.
Image Size:24 7/16 in x 30 1/8 in (62 cm x 76.5 cm)
Sheet Size:24 7/16 x 30 1/8 in (62 cm x 76.5 cm)
Edition:This is a unique and original work.
Signature:This work is hand signed by Sam Francis (San Mateo, 1923 - Santa Monica, 1994) and stamped by the Sam Francis Estate on verso.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #W-7438

Historical Description

Sam Francis Untitled, 1978 is bursting with energy and full of color. Francis chaotically sprayed paint splatters over a crisscrossed structure that provides a solid base for all the color and energy in the composition. The color palette Francis chose for this work is full of beautifully contrasting hues. Rich magentas and purples cross over cool teals and blues, and small pops of yellows and oranges. These colors come together to create an exciting and captivating artwork that is full of the movement and motions of Francis’ artistic hand. Francis is known for his exploration of color and abstract expressionist style and this monotype is an excellent example of his artistic skill.

Created in 1978, Sam Francis Untitled is a unique monotype on handmade paper. This work is hand signed by Sam Francis and stamped by the Sam Francis Estate on verso.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Sam Francis Untitled, 1978 is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices that will accompany the sale of the work).

1. The Sam Francis Estate, California. Acquired by the present owner in 2001.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Untitled, 1978 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.