Sam Francis, Untitled, c.1989

Artist: Sam Francis (1923 - 1994)
Title:Untitled, c.1989
Medium:Unique Monotype on Handmade Paper
Edition:This work is a unique original monotype.
Signature:Hand signed by Sam Francis (San Mateo, 1923- Santa Monica, 1994) in pencil in the lower right.
ID #W-5500

Historical Description

In 1956, Time Magazine hailed Sam Francis as ‘the hottest American Painter in Paris’. Truly, this title is fitting given his renown as an Abstract Expressionest painter and his mark on the international art scene. Throughout his works, he maintains his lively splotches of color and his commitment to Jungian analysis and Eastern philosophy.

Certainly, in Untitled, 1989, we can see Francis’ consideration of psychology and consciousness. Bright, geometric shapes are placed amidst vibrant splotches of color throughout. Playful and enigmatic, the shapes and forms appear to dance before the eye. At the center of the work is a blue colored spiral, a magnetic focal point of the work which stands out amongst the surrounding shapes and colors. The white background adds just the right amount of space to let the eyes wonder. In this way, Francis achieves visual harmony.

Created circa 1989 this unique monotype on handmade paper is hand signed by Sam Francis (San Mateo, 1923- Santa Monica, 1994) in pencil in the lower right. ‘

Sam Francis Untitled, 1989, is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices accompanying the final sale of the work).

1. Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Sam Francis Untitled, 1989, is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical-grade Plexiglas.