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Sam Francis

I live in a paradise of diabolical blue balls where I pursue this unique mathematic of my imagination.

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Samuel Francis, said Sam Francis, was born in San Mateo (United States) in 1923. He studied Botany, then Psychology to Berkeley. Pilot of the US Air Forces during the Second World War, his plane crashed and his spinal column was seriously injured. He spent almost four years, immobilized in a hospital bed. He received a watercolor set during this long convalescence, and began painting what he saw . . .

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Lithograph poster de Francis Sam : Métaphysique du vide III
Métaphysique du...
1986 Poster, original lithograph, realized for the publication of the Portfolio "Poèmes dans le ciel", with Michel Waldberg. Ed. Philosophie des Arts,... Lembark n°273
Original signed lithograph de Francis Sam : Pour Yves Michaud
Pour Yves Michaud
1973-1984/1992 Original lithograph, signed in pencil by the artist. Ed. Daniel Papierski. Catalogue Raisonné addendum 1991-1994 n°SF 353
Original signed lithograph de Francis Sam : Poèmes dans le Ciel, plate VI
Poèmes dans le...
1986 Original lithograph in 6 colors, signed in pencil by the artist, extracted from the portfolio "Poèmes dans le Ciel". Philosophie des Arts et Francis... Lembark n°L27
Original signed lithograph de Francis Sam : Poèmes dans le Ciel, plate II
Poèmes dans le...
1986 Original lithograph in 5 colors, signed in pencil by the artist, extracted from the portfolio "Poèmes dans le Ciel". Philosophie des Arts et Francis... Lembark n°L269
Original signed lithograph de Francis Sam : From the portfolio Papiersky II
From the portfolio...
1992 Original lithograph, signed in pencil by the artist, extracted from the portfolio "Sam Francis" text by Yves Michaud. Papiersky Ed., Paris. S. Francis prints additif n°349 to 55
Original signed lithograph de Francis Sam : From the portfolio Papiersky I
From the portfolio...
1992 Original lithograph, signed in pencil by the artist, extracted from the portfolio "Sam Francis" text by Yves Michaud. Papiersky Ed., Paris. S. Francis prints additif n°349 to 55
Original signed etching de Francis Sam : Without title III
Without title III
1981 Original etching, signed in pencil by the artist, publisher drystamp lower right. Lembark, Volume II n°I. 17 (SFE - 500A)
Lithograph poster de Francis Sam : Metaphysics of void II
Metaphysics of void...
1986 Poster, original lithograph, realized for the publication of the Portfolio ?Poèmes dans le ciel? (with Michel Waldberg). Ed. Philosophie des Arts,... Lembark n°273
Lithograph poster de Francis Sam : Metaphysics of void I
Metaphysics of void...
1986 Poster, original lithograph, realized for the publication of the Portfolio ?Poèmes dans le ciel? (with Michel Waldberg). Ed. Philosophie des Arts,... Lembark n°268
Original signed lithograph de Francis Sam : Deux magots
Deux magots
1960 Original lithograph, signed in pencil by the artist. Ed. Kornfeld et Klipstein, Bern. Lembark n° SF-3
Original lithographs de Francis Sam : The Pasadena box
The Pasadena box
1963 Specially designed acrylic box, with 3 drawers, containing a suite of 8 individual original lithographs signed and numbered in pencil by the artist,... Lembark n°L57 to L66
Original signed lithograph de Francis Sam : Poèmes dans le ciel
Poèmes dans le ciel
1986 Original lithograph, signed in pencil. Ed. Philosophie des Arts, Paris. Lembark n° 269
Single work Original watercolour de Francis Sam : Composition
Composition
1983 Original watercolour and acrylic on paper. On the reverse, stamped with the signature and Estate stamp. Registered in the Sam Francis Archives under the number : S.F. 83-142
Lithograph signed de Francis Sam : Poems in the sky IV
Poems in the sky IV
1986 Original lithograph in six colors, signed in pencil. Ed. Francis Delille, Paris. Lembark L-271
Original lithograph de Francis Sam : Title unknow
Title unknow
Date unknow Original lithograph, unsigned. Unknow
Lithograph signed de Francis Sam : For Yves Michaud
For Yves Michaud
1973 Original lithograph, signed in pencil. Without
Original signed etching de Francis Sam : Salomon
Salomon
1973 Original etching, signed in pencil, with the stamp of 2 RC. Lembark Tome II, Réf. I 9
Original lithograph de Francis Sam : Without Title I
Without Title I
1976 Original liyhograph, signed in pencil. « The Litho Shop Inc. » Publisher, Santa Monica. Lembark Vol I n° L213
Etching aquatint de Francis Sam : Without Title II
Without Title II
1987 Original aquatint and drypoint, signed in pencil. 2RC Publisher, Roma. LembarkVol II n° I-88
Original lithograph de Francis Sam : Without title
Without title
Circa 1990 Original lithograph, signed in pencil. Not indexed yet. Carry to the back reference SF 345
Lithograph de Francis Sam : Poems... sky I
Poems... sky I
1986 Poems in the sky I. Original lithograph, signed in pencil. Philosophie des Arts Publisher, Paris. Lembark n° 268
Lithograph de Francis Sam : Poems... sky V
Poems... sky V
1986 Poems in the sky V. Original lithograph, signed in pencil. Philosophie des Arts Publisher, Paris. Lembark n° 270
Lithograph de Francis Sam : Poèmes... ciel II
Poèmes... ciel II
1986 Poèmes dans le ciel II. Original lithograph, signed in pencil. Philosophie des Arts Publisher, Paris. Lembark n° 269

Catalogue(s) raisonné(s)

Catalogue(s) raisonné(s)
*« Sam Francis », P. Seltz, Ed. Abrams , New York, 1982 Intaglio prints, screenprints & posters 1960-1990 », C.W. Lembark, Ed. Hudson Hills Press, New York, 1992 All the "catalogues raisonnés"

Bibliographic track & more

To read about the artist :
  • « Sam Francis », 3 volumes, Kornfeld et Klipstein, Berne, 1961 et 1963
  • « Sam Francis », Peter Seltz, Abrams ed., New York, 1982
  • « S. Francis - Opere dal 1960 al 1983 », B. Carmine, Studio Marconi, 1983
  • « Sam Francis : monotypes et peintures », cat. d'expo., Ed. Fond. Maeght, 1983
  • « Sam Francis », P. Hulten, Cantz, Stuttgart, 1993
  • « S. Francis : The shadow of colors », P. Iden et autres, Ed. Stemmle, 1995
  • « Sam Francis, les années parisiennes, 1950-1961 », D. Abadie, Jeu de Paume, 1996
  • « Histoire de l’abstraction aux États-Unis », Eric de Chassey, Ed. Gallimard, 2001
  • « Abstraction américaine », K. et O. Hübner, Ed. de Saint-Louis, 2013
  • « Sam Francis », John Yau, Ed. Bernard Jacobson Ltd, 2014
To read from the artist :
  • « Saturated blue », Ed. Lapis Press, 1995
  • « Mon art, mon métier, ma magie ... », Yves Michaud, Ed. L'Atelier Contemporain, 2015
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