SAM FRANCIS "YUNAN IV" LITHOGRAPH, 1971
A preeminent figure in 20th-century abstraction, Sam Francis (1923-1994) is renowned for his dynamic and colorful works.
Printmaking was an essential part of his practice. Francis became so transfixed by the potential of the medium, he would create his own print studio...but only after collaborating with the best American printing studios, notably Gemini and Tamarind, both in Los Angeles.
At Gemini, Francis challenged the legendary printshop to create the gestural layers that defined his aesthetic. Over the course of twenty-one years (1966 through 1987) Francis made sixty prints with Gemini. The "Yunan" series is defined by layers of cherry red in various densities. It is one of Francis' most iconic bodies of work.
Click here to visit the National Gallery's online catalogue raisonné of Sam Francis' prints from Gemini.
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"Yunan (State IV)"
Signed and numbered "API" by the artist
From an edition of 15
21”H 29"W (work)
Very good condition
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