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Sam Francis, Untitled, 1980

Artist: Sam Francis (1923 - 1994)
Title:Untitled, 1980
Medium:Monotype printed in colors on handmade paper
Sheet:30 1/8 in x 24 3/4 in (76.5 cm x 63 cm)
Signature:This work is hand signed by Sam Francis (San Mateo, 1923- Santa Monica, 1994) in pencil on the verso and inscribed “Summit Mirror (?)
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-7366
$55,000 $42,000

Historical Description

Sam Francis Untitled, 1980 features a geometrically balanced composition in the primary colors of red, yellow, and blue. A thick blue cross at the center divides the work into four equal portions that contain red and yellow. Each block of red is sparsely flecked with random spots of blue, green, and yellow, adding an organic and playful touch to the overall work. The arms of the cross break past the acid yellow border at four equidistant points with tips that widen and whiten at the end. The blue hue of the cross mingles with the yellow border, creating an effect that captures the fluid movement of mixing pigment. Simple in composition yet subtle in detail, Sam Francis Untitled, 1980 is an exemplary work in the artist’s oeuvre.

Created in 1980, Sam Francis Untitled, 1980 is a monotype printed in colors on handmade paper and hand signed by Sam Francis (San Mateo, 1923- Santa Monica, 1994) in pencil on the verso and inscribed “Summit Mirror (?).

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Sam Francis Untitled, 1980 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. Dago-Verlag Günter Bläse. The Monotypes of Sam Francis. Stuttgart, Dago-Verlag Günter Bläse, 1994. Listed and illustrated on pg. 99.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Sam Francis Untitled, 1980 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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