Red Again by Sam Francis

Red Again by Sam Francis

Red Again

Sam Francis

Title

Red Again

 
Artist

Sam Francis

  1923 - 1994 (biography)
Year
1972  
Technique
11 color screenprint 
Image Size
24 3/4 x 31" image and paper 
Signature
pencil signed, lower right 
Edition Size
65 of 100  
Annotations
Copyright chop in lower right; pencil editioned; Gemini stamp on verso with pencil numbering "SF72-5021" 
Reference
Lembark S9; SFS-138 - Francis Inventory number; Gemini SF72-5021 
Paper
Arches Cover 
State
published 
Publisher
Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles (chop, lower right). 
Inventory ID
20692 
Price
$4,000.00 
Description

This early screenprint by Sam Francis was done at Gemini G.E.L. in Los Angeles. It is Francis' 9th screenprint, all (with the exception of his first) done in 1972 by the artist and Jeffrey Wasserman, assisted by Robert Knisel, all under the supervision of Master Printer Ken Tyler at Gemini G.E.L. in Los Angeles between August and October.

'Red Again' required 11 screens with 11 colors to realize the image, which was printed in an edition of 75 and 25 various proofs. The screens were hand-drawn by the artist using tusche.

Tyler and Francis were able to re-create the expressive, gestural imagery that Francis had used with his lithography but using silk screens, which had tended to be used for flat imagery with the ink fragilely sitting on the paper surface. This experimentation helped bring screenprinting to a new level for the Abstract Expressionists.

An impression of 'Red Again' was exhibited in Bonn in March/April of 1974 at the Galerie Pudelko.