Stone Cloud by Sam Francis

Stone Cloud by Sam Francis

Stone Cloud

Sam Francis

Title

Stone Cloud

 
Artist

Sam Francis

  1923 - 1994 (biography)
Year
1963  
Technique
lithograph 
Image Size
17 3/4 x 21 1/8" image and paper 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
8 of 20  
Annotations
editioned in pencil 
Reference
Lembark 27; SF-26; Tamarind 778 (Untitled) 
Paper
antique white wove Rives BFK 
State
published 
Publisher
Tamarind, Los Angeles 
Inventory ID
16097 
Price
$6,000.00 
Description

In 1963 Sam Francis worked at Tamarind Lithography Workshop between March and November. He produced 17 lithographs, including 'Stone Cloud', which originally was untitled.

Abstract Expressionist Sam Francis began making color lithographs in 1960 in Zurich at Emil Matthieu Atelier. His imagery was gestural and spontaneous, splashed and spattered with color. After returning to the U.S. in 1962 he began working in Los Angeles with Tamarind. Here he did two experiments using only black. The first was 'Dark Egg' done in March 11-14 and the second was this image, 'Stone Cloud', done between March 29 and April 5.

The printing record for this image includes: a published edition of 20 plus the usual 9 Tamarind Impressions, a B.A.T., 3 Artist's Proofs and 2 Printers Proofs, for a total printing of 35 impressions.In 1963 Sam Francis worked at Tamarind Lithography Workshop between March and November. He produced 17 lithographs, including 'Stone Cloud', which originally was untitled.