"Unique Mixed Media Proof SF 24, 1963"
Works on Paper (not prints) : Lithograph Rives Paper with Hand Painting
Size : 22.25x30 in | 57x76 cmREDUCEDFAVORITEWELL PRICED
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Hand SignedLower Right, Lower Left: Cancellation Proof
Framed with Plexiglass
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Story / Additional InfoRegular Edition was numbered at 20, plus Proofs. This rare work was hand painted over the primarily yellow SF-24 Lithograph. Printed at Tamarind Lithography Workshop. Printed with 3 zinc plates- the SF 24 imagery was exhibited in New York, 1963,1964,, 1974, 1990, San Francisco 1967, Los Angeles and Tokyo 1974, LONG SOLD OUT
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Sam Francis - United States
Art Brokerage: Sam Francis American Artist: b. 1923-1994. For Sam Francis, exploring the creative process was his driving force. It impacted not only his art, but his view of human progress.One of the twentieth century’s most profound Abstract Expressionists, American artist Sam Francis (1923-1994) is noted as one of the first post-World War II painters to develop an international reputation. Francis created thousands of paintings as well as works on paper, prints and monotypes, housed in major museum collections and institutions around the world. Regarded as one of the leading interpreters of color and light, his work holds references to New York abstract expressionism, color field painting, Chinese and Japanese art, French impressionism and his own Bay Area roots.Francis moved to Paris, where he would go on to be named by Time Magazine as, “the hottest American painter in Paris these days.” A transformative period of his career, Francis immersed himself in a study of Monet’s Water Lilies and was influenced by his close friendships with the Matisse family and artists Al Held, Joan Mitchell, and Jean-Paul Riopelle.Through his travels he was exposed to many styles, techniques and cultural influences, which informed the development of his own dialogue and style of painting. Francis possessed a lyrical and gestural hand, enabling him to capture and record the brilliance, energy and intensity of color at different moments of time and periods of his life. His paintings embody his love of literature, music and science, while reflecting his deep range of emotions and personal turmoil.