Sam Francis Lyre Eight; Sam Francis (California, 1923- California, 1994), a prolific Californian artist was known for several works that echoed the famed Abstract Expressionist movement during the mid-20th century. The momentum of his splashes of color, particularly in Lyre Eight, is intriguing and his color palette is whimsical and playful. The composition of the color splotches are focused around the sheet edges, creating a type of inner frame and composition to the piece.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Sam Francis Lyre Eight 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 final sale of the work).
1. A Masterworks Fine Art, Inc. Certificate of Authenticity will accompany the piece.
About the Framing:
Conservation framed with archival materials and museum quality, this Sam Francis Lyre Eight serigraph is set in a sleek, modern black and gold frame. The concave detailing of the moulding accentuates the large organic shapes in this work. Contrasting black and gold stepped elements complement the bold colors of this piece. The framing is completed with white, linen-wrapped mats and a matching gold inner fillet. This work is set behind an archival Plexiglas® cover.