Sam Francis - Untitled - 1985 - Ink on Paper
Ink on paper
11.75 x 8.87 in. (29.84 x 22.53 cm.)
Signed, dated, and inscribed in pencil on the reverse
Sam Francis' practice incorporated elements from Abstract Expressionism, Color Field painting, Impressionism, and Eastern philosophy to create a unique style of painterly abstraction. Though he is best known for brightly colored canvases, his black and white works offer fresh insights into his understanding of line and shape. This meditative monochrome composition demonstrates his interest in the formal arrangement of the picture plane.
Sam Francis - Untitled (No. 17 from the Pasadena Box series), 1963
Untitled (No. 17 from the Pasadena Box series), 1963 Gouache on postcard4 x 6 in. (10.16 x 15.24 cm.) Signed; in pencil on the verso. Inscribed in an unknown hand '17'...