Sam Francis - Untitled - 1985 - Ink on Paper

Untitled, 1985

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. 

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