Sam Francis, Lyre Eight

Artist: Sam Francis (1923 - 1994)
Title:Lyre Eight
Medium:Original Color Sam Francis Serigraph
Image Size:55 in x 43 in (149 cm x 109 cm)
Sheet Size:55 in x 43 in (149 cm x 109 cm)
Framed Size:68 in x 56 in (173 cm x 142 cm)
Signature:Hand signed by Sam Francis (California, 1923- California, 1994) in pencil in the lower right margin
Condition:This work is in excellent condition, colors are bright and fresh
ID #w-2148

Historical Description

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.