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Untitled (SF89-262) 1989

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  • Description
    Sam Francis 1923–1994
    Untitled (SF89-262)
    acrylic on paper
    14⅛ h × 11¾ w inches
    Framed: 26 X 22 3/8 inches
    Signed and dated on verso 'Sam Francis 1989'.

    This work is identified with the identification number of SF89-262 in the Sam Francis: Online Catalogue Raisonné Project. 

    Acquired directly from the artist by the original owner
    Smith Andersen North, San Rafael, CA

    Sam Francis: The Spirit of the Shadow: Paintings and Etchings, 25 June - 29 July 2009, Smith Andersen North, San Rafael, CA 

    Sam Francis: Online Catalogue Raisonné Project, Burchett-Lere, no. SF89-262 

    Sam Francis (1923-1994)
    Considered one of the premier colorists of the twentieth century, Sam Francis is best known for dramatic, lushly painted works comprised of vivid pools of color.  Drips, gestures, and splatters of paint in his work have led many critics to identify him as a second-generation Abstract Expressionist, but Francis has also been compared to Color Field artists on the basis of large, fluid sections of paint that seem to extend beyond the confines of the pictorial surface. In 1964, the influential art critic Clement Greenberg included Francis in his celebrated exhibition Post-Painterly Abstraction at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. In the catalogue, Greenberg described Post-Painterly Abstraction as both being related to and distinct from Abstract Expressionism. Greenberg wrote, “By contrast with the interweaving of light and dark gradations in the typical Abstract Expressionist picture, all the artists in this show move towards a physical openness of design, or towards linear clarity, or towards both.”
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Origin: United States
    Period: 1980-1999
    Materials: acrylic on paper
    Condition: Good.
    Creation Date: 1989
    Styles / Movements: Abstract Expressionism
    Incollect Reference #: 719481
  • Dimensions
    W. 11.75 in; H. 14.12 in;
    W. 29.85 cm; H. 35.86 cm;
Message from Seller:

Schillay Fine Art, Inc. and Richard Schillay have carried on and expanded the art dealing tradition begun by Richard’s father, M. Edwin Schillay. For decades after World War II, M. Edwin Schillay was the foremost dealer of 19th century British art. He spearheaded the introduction to America of Victorian paintings on a large scale. Today Schillay Fine Art has greatly expanded its interests and offering -- well into the fields of Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Modern, and Post-War art.

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