An original Sam Francis acrylic painting.
Acrylic on wove paper bearing the “J-Annonay” watermark
Bearing the artist’s signature and estate stamps in black ink verso.
Registered with the Samuel L. Francis Foundation, Glendale, California, under Archival Identification Number: SF90-197, inscribed with this number verso, and will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné Sam Francis: Catalogue Raisonné of the Unique Works on Paper.
14 x 8 15/16 inches
The artist’s later works are “odes to the joy of life, characterized by an emotional warmth and a spiritual maturity that are hard to find nowadays. These color hymns unfold their magic effect from the virtuous employment of very few means, which, in return, go back to the early days of Action Painting, which Sam Francis never trifled with” (Sam Francis, in: Künstler. Kritisches Lexikon der Gegenwartskunst, Munich 1994, p. 10).