THE PRINTS OF SAM FRANCIS: A Catalogue Raisonne 1960-1990. Volume I: Lithographs; Volume II: Intaglio Prints, Screenprints and Posters plus exhibition brochure.

Francis, Sam, 1923-1994] Lembark, Connie W.

ISBN 10: 1555950620 / ISBN 13: 9781555950620
Published by New York: Hudson Hills Press, (1992) dj, 1992
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. Two volume set in a royal blue slipcase. Volume I includes an introductory essay by Ruth E. Fine, color reproductions of 285 lithographs, and 50 color reproductions of self-portrait lithographs, along with detailed information regarding each print. Volume II contains color reproductions of 115 intaglio prints, 21 screen prints, and 8 posters. Volume One is SIGNED by both the artist Sam Francis (on the half title page) and the author (on the title page.) Chronology, selected exhibition history, bibliography, glossary, concordances, and index. Volume I, 412 pp. Volume II, 200 pp. Laid in is a four-fold brochure for the show "The Last Works" held at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 1995. Fine in fine dust jackets in a very near fine slipcase. Brochure is near fine. Bookseller Inventory # 59256

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Title: THE PRINTS OF SAM FRANCIS: A Catalogue ...

Publisher: New York: Hudson Hills Press, (1992) dj

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Soft cover

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Every lithograph, etching, screenprint by Abstract Expressionist master. 383 colorplates, 141 duotones, 2 volumes, slipcased.

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In a varied body of lithographs, etchings and screenprints, American painter Sam Francis (b. 1923) creates a universe out of splashes, dots, spatters and broad swaths of color. Snakes, horseshoes, sexual imagery, floral bouquets and streams emerge out of the void. Geometric shapes--triangles, concentric circles, pinwheels, wedges--sputter, fizz and decompose. Using highly individual techniques developed at his own lithography press to convey his themes, Francis draws on his extended stays in Japan, on his immersion in the works of Jung and on Jackson Pollock's drip paintings. Among the 383 color plates and 141 duotones are complex mandalas that quietly entice the viewer, and "anima prints," linear works defining the inner self as a composite of Jungian archetypes. Many of the images may seem facile, but the overall effect is both dynamic and suggestive. Lembark is a Los Angeles art consultant, Fine a curator at the National Gallery of Art.
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