Sam Francis Untitled, 1984 is an exciting composition filled with energetic movement and bright color. Francis conveys a world of controlled chaos, in which the action of painting is captured through his imagery and style. Francis’s efforts in the monotype medium encapsulate this notion, appearing dynamic and spontaneous, yet expertly balanced. Depicted in a horizontal, landscape orientation, circular formations overlap and intermix with drips and splatters, hallmarks of Sam Francis’s abstract expressionist vocabulary. The main visual component of Sam Francis Untitled, 1984 is a deep blue circle positioned left and off-center. Applied with a painterly finesse, the circle is the darkest, largest, and most prominent shape within the composition. The edges of this form are organic and flowing, formed of cloud-like brushstrokes that undulate in waves around the circumference, with a trail of red tracing the interior. A multitude of abstractions are sporadically placed throughout amidst the drips and splatters, including a crescent of pale blue featuring a wood-grain texture, a small but vibrant yellow polygon, and a sweeping curve of emerald. The vivid colors pop against the serene white background of the handmade paper, displaying a beautiful sense of contrast and harmony.
Created in 1984, this Unique Original Monotype with oil paint, dry pigment, and ink is on hand made paper.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Sam Francis Untitled, 1984 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. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity with an authentication number from the Sam Francis Foundation.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.
About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards Sam Francis Untitled, 1984is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.