An Ode to Colour
The Prints of Sam Francis - online sale

10 - 24 Nov 2020

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Sam Francis (1923-1994) Untitled Aquatint in colours on chine collé, 1990, laid on Rives BFK wove paper, signed and numbered 3/21 in pencil, published by The Litho Shop., Santa Monica, CaliforniaPlate 600 x 452mm. (23 5/8 x 17 3/4in.); Sheet 882 x 706mm. (34 5/8 x 27 3/4in.)

Sam Francis (1923-1994) Untitled Etching and aquatint in colours, 1991, on wove paper, signed and inscribed 'CTP' in pencil, a unique colour trial proof aside from the edition of 19, published by The Litho Shop Inc., Santa Monica, California Image 910 x 454mm. (35 7/8in.); Sheet 1190 x 712mm. (46 7/8 x 28in.)

Sam Francis (1923-1994) Doubled Cross Lithograph in colours, 1973, on Rives BFK wove paper, signed and inscribed 'artist proof' in pencil, one of four artist's proofs aside from the edition of 30, published by The Litho Shop Inc., Santa Monica, CaliforniaSheet 692 x 1048mm. (27 1/4 x 41 1/4in.)

Sam Francis (1923-1994) An 8 Set - 4 (Blue), from the Pasadena Box Lithograph in colours, 1963, on Rives BFK wove paper, signed and inscribed 'experimental proof', one of eight unique variants aside from the edition of 100, published by Pasadena Art Museum, CaliforniaSheet 381 x 284mm. (15 x 11 1/4in.)

Sam Francis (1923-1994) An 8 Set - 4, from the Pasadena Box Lithograph in colours, 1963, on Rives BFK wove paper, signed and inscribed 'experimental proof', one of eight unique variants aside from the edition of 100, published by Pasadena Art Museum, CaliforniaSheet 381 x 284mm. (15 x 11 1/4in.)

Sam Francis (1923-1994) Blue-Green Lithograph in colours, 1963, on Rives BFK wove paper, signed and inscribed Epreuve d'artist in pencil, one of nine artist's proofs aside from the edition of 40, published by E. W. Kornfeld, Bern627 x 900mm. (24 5/8 x 35 3/8in.)

Sam Francis (1923-1994) An Other Set - Y (two panels from the triptych), from the Pasadena Box Two lithographs in colours, 1964, on wove paper, each signed in pencil, SF-75 inscribed 'trial proof' and SF-76 inscribed 'unique essais' in pencil, two proofs, one a unique variant, aside from the edition of 100, published by Pasadena Art Museum, CaliforniaSheet 433 x 585mm. (17 x 23in.) (and smaller) 2

Sam Francis (1923-1994) Untitled from Portfolio 9, Lithograph in colours, 1967, on Rives BFK wove paper, signed and inscribed 'experimental proof' in pencil, an experimental proof aside from the edition of 120, published by Hollander's Workshop, New York Sheet 562 x 432mm. (22 1/8 x 17in.)

Sam Francis (1923-1994) Untitled Lithograph in colours, 1967, on Rives BFK wove paper, signed and numbered 4/15 in pencil, published by Joseph Press, Los AngelesSheet 645 x 486mm. (25 3/8 x 19 1/8in.)

Sam Francis (1923-1994) Seal Sail Lithograph in colours, 1969, on Rives BFK wove paper, signed and inscribed 'artist proof' in pencil verso, an artist's proof aside from the edition of 20, published by Tamarind Lithography Workshop, Los AngelesSheet 920 x 640mm. (36 1/4 x 25 1/8in.)

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