SAM FRANCIS "SULFUR SAIL", 1969
Sam Francis (b. 1923 - 1994) is known as one of America’s most dynamic abstract expressionist artists.
Printmaking was an essential part of his practice. Similar to Robert Motherwell, Francis became so transfixed by the medium, he would establish his own printing studio...but only after collaborating with, and experimenting at the best American printing studios, notably Gemini and Tamarind, both in Los Angeles.
Sulfur Sail (SF-93), 1969, is an iconic and uplifting print from a series comprised of several other works bearing the title Sulfur. The works in this series are characterized by strong brushstrokes, bright washes, and splatters of layered color tones that around an untouched and flat white center.
The Sulfur series, alongside other works from the mid-to-late ’60s, exemplify Francis’ fascination with contrasting an explosively colorful and gestural frame that surrounds a bare white page. Francis’ most iconic works are characterized by these unruly "fences" of color that surround luminous white voids.
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Lithograph in colors on Rives BFK paper
Signed and numbered AP by the artist.
Artist Proof (from an edition of 20)
38.5"H 26"W (work)
Published by Tamarind Lithography Workshop, Los Angeles (2588)
Very good condition
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