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  • Literature

    Daco-Verlag Günter Bläse The Monotypes of Sam Francis, 1994, pp. 118-119

  • Catalogue Essay

    The birth of a monotype is more like a cataclysm. In the making of these prints, Francis uses presses of enormous power, and the color and the paper are fused together in a moment of volcanic magnitude, generating poisonous fumes and great heat. A certain number of required elements are assembled, and in a few seconds the new thing emerges. Pontus Hulten

28

Untitled (SFM 81-004)

1981
Monotype in oil paint, powdered pigment, ink and watercolor, on handmade paper, the full sheet.
S. 22 x 22 in. (55.9 x 55.9 cm)
Signed in pencil, framed.

Estimate
$10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for $27,500

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New York Auction 17 October 2018