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Firewood by Sam Francis

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Edition Size: 50

Sheet Size: 81.3 x 101 cm


Condition: Good

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1923-1994 San Mateo, California 1923 – 1994 Santa Monica (American)

Title: Firewood, 1973

Technique: Original Hand Signed and Numbered Screenprint in Colours on Wove Paper

Paper size: 81.3 x 101 cm. / 32 x 39.8 in.

Additional Information: This original screenprint in colours is hand signed in pencil by the artist “Sam Francis” in the centre of the lower sheet. It is also hand numbered in pencil from the edition of 50, in the lower left margin. There were also ten artist’s proofs aside from the standard edition. It was printed and published by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles with their blind stamps recto and ink stamp, verso.

Provenance: Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York. Literature: Lembark, W. C. (1992). The Prints of Sam Francis: A Catalogue Raisonné, 1960-1990. New York: Hudson Hills Press

Reference: Lembark S. 15

Condition: Very good condition. Very pale time-staining, verso. Remnants of hinging tape, verso.


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Sam Francis produced many prints, his first prints being created in the late 1960s. Most of Sam Francis’ prints were lithography prints. All of Sam Francis prints are original prints as Francis saw printmaking as a distinct medium to create artworks.

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