Sam Francis (American, 1923 – 1994)
1981 Limited edition plrint
Lithograph on Arches wove paper
36 × 28 in
91.4 × 71.1 cm
Edition of 50 + 11 AP
Excellent condition. Hand-signed by artist in pencil LR front, and inscribed ‘AP 1/11’ in pencil LL front. Certificate of authenticity included. Custom frame.
Publisher: Gemeni G.E.L. Los Angeles.
Sam Francis is known for his exuberantly colorful, large-scale paintings. His work incorporated elements of Abstract Expressionism, Color Field painting, Impressionism, and Eastern philosophy. He was influenced by Pollock, and he is associated with Helen Frankenthaler: “Painting is about the beauty of space and the power of containment.” After 1980 he was very active as a printmaker. Many of his prints were executed at the Litho Shop in Santa Monica CA, which he owned.
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