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Pasadena Suite, 1965

Sam Francis

American, 1923-1994
Four-color lithograph on Rives BFK paper
23-1/2 x 15-3/4 in. (59.7 x 40 cm)
Norton Simon Museum, Gift of the Pasadena Art Alliance
P.1966.21.08
© 2011 Sam Francis Foundation, California / Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY Reproduction, including downloading of ARS works is prohibited by copyright laws and international conventions without the express written permission of Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Not on view

Edition of 100, No. 2

Printed by Gemini Ltd. by Kenneth Tyler. Francis's lithographs are a universe in themselves, as expansive as his giant canvases. After Francis was introduced to the medium in 1959, lithography provided him with an additional vehicle suited to the gestural nature of his working methods. Exchanging paint for liquid tusche, his prints display drips, splashes, and spatters of brilliant color that often define the limits of a dominant white space. His dedication and love for lithography culminated in the early 1970s when he founded his own print studio in Santa Monica.


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