SAM FRANCIS 1923-1994
San Mateo, California 1923 – 1994 Santa Monica (American)
Title: Bright Jade Ghost (Variant II), 1963
Technique: Original Hand Signed and Numbered Lithograph in Colours on BFK Rives Wove Paper
Paper size: 63 x 90.5 cm. / 24.8 x 35.6 in.
Additional Information: This original lithograph in colours is hand signed by the artist in pencil “Sam Francis” at the lower right margin
It is also hand numbered in pencil, from the edition of 125 at the lower left margin. There were also 20 artist’s proofs numbered in Roman numerals.
It was published by Kornfeld & Klipstein, Bern, in a limited edition of 125 impressions, in 1963. There are five colour variants within the edition, each with 25 impressions.
They are annotated with the corresponding Roman numeral respectively.
The paper bears the BFK Rives watermark.
Literature: Lembark, W. C. (1992). The Prints of Sam Francis: A Catalogue Raisonné, 1960-1990. New York: Hudson Hills Press
Reference: Lembark L. 29
Condition: Very good condition. Remnants of hinging tape with minor staining, verso.