Sam Francis, Untitled, 1979

Artist: Sam Francis (1923 - 1994)
Title:Untitled, 1979
Medium:Unique Original Monotype with oil paint, dry pigment, ink, and watercolor on handmade paper.
Image:30 11/16 in x 25.4 in (78 cm x 64.5 cm)
Sheet:30 11/16 in x 25.4 in (78 cm x 64.5 cm)
Framed:34 3/4 in x 29 3/4 in (88.2 cm x 75.4 cm)
Signature:This work is stamped Sam Francis by the Sam Francis Estate on verso and it also carries the Sam Francis Foundation archive number written on verso.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #W-7437
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Historical Description

Sam Francis Untitled, 1979 is an energetic composition bursting with chaotic splatters of color that immediately captures the viewer’s attention. Francis uses a full color palette of the rainbow as well as a warm brown. The vibrant colors are dripped and sprayed all over the design and express the energy of Francis’ artistic motions. Beneath the splatters lays a geometric cross pattern that provides a structure to an otherwise freeform and abstract design. Francis is able to translate the energy of movement and passion into a visual experience for viewers to enjoy.

Created in 1979, 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, 1979 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, 1979 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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