Lot 47: Sam Francis, “Untitled (SF86-065),” Work on paper, 1986
27 October 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Acrylic on paper.
Sam Francis (1923-1994) – American Abstract Expressionist painter
Stamped by the Sam Francis estate, titled “SF86-065,” inscribed “DEL 3214” and “S1-142I” in pencil on verso.
Work dimensions: 30 x 16 in (76.2 x 40.64 cm)
Framed dimensions: 37 ¾ x 23 ¾ x 1 ⅛ in (95.89 x 60.33 x 2.86 cm)
Sam Francis (American, b.1923- d.1994)
California-born Abstract Expressionist painter Sam Francis, is regarded as one of the 20th century’s leading interpreters of color and light. His first works were influenced by the Abstract Expressionism of Mark Rothko, Arshile Gorky, and Clyfford Still, but he quickly developed his own colorful abstract style after moving to Paris in 1950. In addition to New York Abstract Expressionism, his work holds references to Color Field painting, Chinese and Japanese art, French Impressionism, and his own California roots. Throughout a long and prolific career, Francis created thousands of paintings as well as works on paper, prints, and monotypes.
In overall excellent condition. Unexamined outside of frame.
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