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Lover Loved Loved Lover by Sam Francis

Gilden's Art Gallery (IFPDA)



Edition Size: P.P.

Sheet Size: 62.9 x 90.8 cm


Condition: Good

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

Title: Lover Loved Loved Lover, 1960

Technique: Original Hand Signed and Numbered Lithograph in Colours on BFK Rives Wove Paper

Paper size: 62.9 x 90.8 cm. / 25 x 36 in.

Additional Information: This original lithograph in colours is hand signed by the artist in pencil “Sam Francis” at the lower right of centre. It is also hand inscribed “pour M. Matthieu” [For Mister Matthieu], at the lower left of centre. It is a printer’s proof dedicated to the printer Emil Matthieu aside from the standard edition of 18. It was printed by Emil Matthieu at Emil Matthieu Atelier, Zurich and published by Kornfeld and Klipstein, Bern in 1960. This subject is recorded in the Sam Francis Archive with the identification number SF-14. Provenance: Emil Matthieu, Zurich. Martha Jackson Gallery, New York. David K. Anderson Grandchildren’s Trust, New York.

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

Reference: Lembark L. 14

Condition: Very good condition. A small 10 mm. nick to the lower sheet edge. The sheet edges are very lightly toned. 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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