Untitled (SFM 83-493)

Sam Francis
Untitled (SFM 83-493)
mixed media

An original, unique hand-signed Sam Francis mixed media monotype print.


Unique monotype with mixed media (woodcut, LeFranc and Windsor Newton oils, dry pigments, watercolors and ink) on hand-made rag paper.

Hand-signed in pencil lower center Sam Francis.

Published by the Experimental Workshop, San Francisco, bearing its identification number “EXP-SF-63-02-83”. Also annotated with Francis’s studio, the Litho Shop’s workshop number “SFM83-493” on the verso.

Catalog: Sam Francis Online Catalogue Raisonné Project SFM83-493.

Size Image: 25 x 31 inches

Framed Size: 34 x 40 1/4 x 1 1/2

Sam Francis worked in collaboration with Garner Tullis for many years, creating hundreds of unique monotypes.

In 1972 Garner Tullis and his wife, Ann Tullis, founded the Institute of Experimental Printmaking in Santa Cruz, California. It became the Experimental Workshop (EXP) in 1976 when it was relocated to San Francisco. Garner Tullis left the company in 1982 and opened his own studio, Garner Tullis Workshop (GTW), in Emeryville, California and subsequently print studios in Santa Barbara, New York City and Urbino, Italy. The Experimental Workshop continued to be owned and run by Ann McLaughlin (formerly Tullis) and her husband, printer Will Foo.

This collaborative project was created by Sam Francis with printers Garner Tullis and Will Foo.