Sam Francis, Untitled, 1984-85

Artist: Sam Francis (1923 - 1994)
Title:Untitled, 1984-85
Medium:Unique Original Monotype with oil paint, dry pigment, ink, and watercolor on handmade paper.
Image Size:42 3/8 in x 45 7/8 in (107.6 cm x 116.5 cm)
Sheet Size:42 3/8 in x 45 7/8 in (107.6 cm x 116.5 cm)
Framed Size:53 3/8 in x 50 7/8 in (135.6 cm x 129.2 cm)
Edition:Unique Original Monotype
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-6289

Historical Description

Sam Francis Monotype Untitled, 1984-85 dazzles in front of your eyes with radiant colors splattered sporadically along a crisp white sheet. The blank white spaces are charged with bright paints, trailing across the paper in such an effortless pace. You can truly see Sam Francis’ graceful wristwork active across the entire work. Less mystical than some of his more mysterious and sensual pieces, we sense a more serene and uplifting power of hope. Circular shapes float in most corners accompanied by angular arabesques and dynamic arches. There is incredible texture that provides a sense of depth. Along with these diverse elements, Sam Francis incorporates solid colors of canary gold, lilac, orange, ruby red, violet, sea green, indigo, and aquamarine. Some hues are muted in micro expressive ways while others are juxtaposed right next to each other. The abstraction of this work is representative of his entire oeuvre as a successful artist in his usage of empty white spaces and bursts of paint splatters. Created with an incredible sense of controlled balance, Sam Francis Monotype Untitled, 1984-85 exudes nothing but a powerful and elegant artwork.

Created in 1984-85, this Unique Original Monotype with oil paint, dry pigment, and ink on handmade paper is hand signed by Sam Francis (San Mateo, 1923 - Santa Monica, 1994) in ink 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, 1984-85 is presented in a complementary moulding, mats, and optical grade Plexiglas.