HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2019

Sam Francis, Untitled, 1982

Artist: Sam Francis (1923 - 1994)
Title:Untitled, 1982
Medium:Unique Original Monotype with oil paint, dry pigment, and ink on handmade paper.
Image:29 1/2 in x 24 3/4 in (75 cm x 63 cm)
Sheet:29 1/2 in x 24 3/4 in (75 cm x 63 cm)
Framed:32 15/16 in x 28 5/16 in (83.7 cm x 71.9 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.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #W-6286

Historical Description

Sam Francis Monotype Untitled, 1982 is amazingly rendered and full of poignant rich colors. This piece is vibrant and stretches out across the sheet with splatters of joyous colors. Mesmerizing is its colors where deep embossments are seen engraving the smooth edges of shapes. Francis here was concerned with large organic shapes: oblong circles and undulating arcs. These aesthetic elements are arranged varyingly, in such a way where they feel composed yet random. They are not bound to the limits of the paper; as if these forms have a life of their own, they cling onto the surface and create remarkable impressions. No matter where you look, you see the evidence of Francis’ creativity. Paint splatters, blocks of color, and sporadic web-like lines stimulate your field of vision. He manages to control the chaos as well as each aesthetic element. Full of action and ranges of differing shapes, this work is without restraint.

Created in 1982, this Sam Francis Unique Original Monotype with oil paint, dry pigment, and ink 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. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:

Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Sam Francis Monotype Untitled, 1982 is presented in a complementary moulding and optical grade Plexiglas.

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