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Sam Francis, Untitled (Blue Squares), 1978

Artist: Sam Francis (1923 - 1994)
Title:Untitled (Blue Squares)
Medium:Unique Original Monotype with oil paint, dry pigment, ink, and watercolor on handmade paper
Image:30 3/4 x 27 1/4 in (78.1 cm x 69.2 cm)
Sheet:30 3/4 x 27 1/4 in (78.1 cm x 69.2 cm)
Edition:This is a unique and original work.
Signature:This work is estate stamped by the Sam Francis Estate.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-7303
Price on Request

Historical Description

Sam Francis Untitled (Blue Squares), 1978, evokes visual serenity among an eye-catching arrangement of sapphire squares. The squares are placed at random across the picture plane, all leaning towards the right in a uniform diagonal slant. The different hues of blue within the squares and the splatters behind them add texture and nuance to the overall composition. In a similar way, varied saturations of blue create the illusion of depth, as if the squares were lying on different planes. Warmer tones like red and yellow are sprinkled among the overwhelmingly blue image, which breaks up the cool monochromatic color scheme. This splattering detail reveals the way Francis’ artistic technique draws inspiration from the abstract impressionist style of Jackson Pollock. The roughly torn edges of the paper on which the image is printed also add a charming sense of incidental creativity. Sam Francis Untitled (Blue Squares) encourages thoughtful contemplation and would make a beautiful edition to an interior space.

Sam Francis Untitled (Blue Squares), 1978, is a Unique Original Monotype with oil paint, dry pigment, ink, and watercolor on handmade paper. The work is also estate stamped by the Sam Francis Estate on the verso.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Sam Francis Untitled (Blue Squares), 1978, 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. This work is registered with the Sam Francis Estate.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Sam Francis Untitled (Blue Squares), 1978, is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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