Sam Francis, Untitled, c. 1974-1975

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Artist: Sam Francis (1923 - 1994)
Title: Untitled, c. 1974-1975
Medium: Unique mixed media monotype on paper
Image Size: 22 1/2 in x 30 in (57.2 cm x 76.2 cm)
Sheet Size: 22 1/2 in x 30 in (57.2 cm x 76.2 cm)
Framed Size: 31 9/16 in x 38 3/4 in (80.2 cm x 98.4 cm)
Edition: A unique and original work.
Signature: This work is stamped with Sam Francis’s (San Mateo, 1923- Santa Monica, 1994) estate stamp on the verso.
Condition: This work is in excellent condition.
Gallery Price: Sold. Please call us at 510-777-9970 for similar works.
ID # W-6088

Bursting out with an explosion of color centered in the center of the composition, Sam Francis Untitled, c. 1974-1975 is a feast for the eyes. Bright oranges, reds, yellow and blue swirl around the page, emphasized by black. Each color creates a broken rectangle of different sizes, beginning with yellow in the center and ending with large blue, red, and orange rectangles on the outer edges of the card. The splotches of color take on a life of their own as they move across the page, forming a larger part of the composition with the rectangles, but individually creating unique islands of color across the page. They begin to take on personalities and anthropomorphize into shapes. The joy of Sam Francis Untitled, c. 1974-1975 is that the more you look, the more you begin to see behind the abstract colors and shapes. Depth is created where the colors overlap, and the rectangles give the sensation of staring down a corridor that is lit at the end with bright yellow light. The shapes direct our eyes all around the paper, making for a  dynamic work full of color.

Created circa 1974-1975, this unique mixed media monotype on paper is stamped with stamped with Sam Francis’s (San Mateo, 1923- Santa Monica, 1994) estate stamp on the verso. A unique and original work.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

Sam Francis Untitled, c. 1974-1975 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. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:

Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Sam Francis Untitled, c. 1974-1975 presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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