Sam Francis | Cut Throat AP V | color lithograph | 45.25 x 31.25 in
Sam Francis | The Five Continents in Summertime | 15-color aquatint on Rives BFK paper | 23.75 x 48.75 in
Sam Francis | Untitled | color lithograph | 30 x 20 in
Sam Francis | Untitled #5, from Pasadena Box | lithograph | 15 x 11 in
"Painting is about the beauty of space and the power of containment," said Sam Francis (1923-1994). The artist is best known for abstract, mural-sized canvases on which thin washes, drips and splatters of primary colors float within vast areas of white space—a format emphasized in his iconic series of “Edge Paintings.” The monumentality of his paintings places them within the tradition of Abstract Expressionist pictures, which fill the viewer’s field of vision with a direct experience of color and movement.
Francis' 1970's color lithograph Cut Throat is the newest addition to the Zane Bennett Contemporary collection.