Sam Francis, Untitled, c. 1983

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Artist: Sam Francis (1923 - 1994)
Title: Untitled, c. 1983
Medium: Unique Original Monotype with oil paint, dry pigment, and ink on handmade paper
Image Size: 29 5/8 in x 25 in (75.2 cm x 63.5 cm)
Sheet Size: 29 5/8 in x 25 in (75.2 cm x 63.5 cm)
Framed Size: approx. 40 5/8 in x 36 in (103.2 cm x 91.5 cm)
Edition: This is a unique work and original work.
Signature: This work is hand signed by Sam Francis (San Mateo, 1923- Santa Monica, 1994) in pencil on verso and stamped with The Sam Francis Estate inkstamp on verso.
Condition: This work is in excellent condition.
Gallery Price: Sold Inquire
ID # W-6178

Sam Francis, Untitled, c. 1983, embraces all hues of vibrant colors. Sensationally rich in color, this work is busy with interjections of beautiful textures. The combination of bright colors mixed with the usage of lines embraces contradiction as they embody a kind of harshness to the intricate web work of thinner lines. We see blocks of shapes and forms collide with the purple background that is almost psychedelic. This purple background is highly distinct in that one can see the woodgrain imprinted. What is most apparent visually is the strong wooden impression that slits diagonally across this piece. It breaks up the work into two parts so that it guides the wandering eye effortlessly. The jagged rectangular shapes complement the paint splatters and vice versa. Even though this piece exudes complex details, clarity is one key characteristic that remains consistent throughout. One can truly see Francis’ ability to uplift his audience through visual stimulation.

Created c. 1983, 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 pencil on verso and stamped with The Sam Francis Estate inkstamp on verso.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

Sam Francis, Untitled, c. 1983, 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. 1983, is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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