Sulfur Water by Sam Francis

Sulfur Water by Sam Francis

Sulfur Water

Sam Francis

Title

Sulfur Water

 
Artist

Sam Francis

  1923 - 1994 (biography)
Year
1967  
Technique
3 color lithograph 
Image Size
28 x 19" image and paper size 
Signature
pencil, bottom center 
Edition Size
31 of 50  
Annotations
pencil editioned; printer's chop, publisher's blindstamp 
Reference
Lembark L90; SF-86 
Paper
cream wove 
State
published 
Publisher
San Francisco Museum of Art; chop, lower right 
Inventory ID
KIBA101 
Price
$4,500.00 
Description

Starting in the 1960s onward Sam Francis developed his personal form of spontaneous and gestic drippings, of which "Sulfur Water" is fine example. The artist creates a "frame" of colorful forms that lead the viewers eye a white central shape with spontaneously dripped colors that flit over the surface.

"Sulfur Water" was published in 1967 by the Joseph Press in Los Angeles for the San Francisco Museum of Art. The printer was Joe Funk, who used 3 stones using Hanco red, blue and lemon yellow, with 3 press runs to create this image.

Impressions of "Sulfur Water" were exhibited at Sam Francis exhibitions in Redding, California in 1969 and Boise, Idaho in 1979.