Sam Francis

Sam Francis – suite of four limited edition ceramic plates

750.00 excl. VAT

The painterly abstraction of Sam Francis is most often associated with the American Abstract Expressionist movement, but Francis also spent a great deal of time in Paris and became linked with the parallel movement of Art Informel in Europe. Francis’ most iconic works are characterized by saturated splashes of color that populate the edges of the canvas in order to emphasize the luminous white void in the center. This contrast between the vibrancy of Francis’ color palette and the austere white picture plane demonstrate the artist’s concern with relationships of space, color, and light, as opposed to the psychologically expressive tendencies of contemporaries such as Jackson Pollock.

Measurement of 7 square inches applies to each ceramic plate. This is a beautiful limited edition, long sold out set of four vintage Ab Ex ceramic plates that were authorized by the Estate of Sam Francis and originally sold by the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. They are based on the following original Sam Francis monotypes:
SFM 81-004, SFM 79-082B, SFM 82-063, and SFM 82-071
Note that these works are long sold out and were created in a stated limited edition, though exact number produced is unknown. Today they are considered highly desirable collectibles.

Suite of Four Limited Edition Ceramic Plates , ca. 2000
Set of four (4) limited edition ceramic plates
7 × 7 in
17.8 × 17.8 cm

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