The Prints of Sam Francis

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Open: Mon-Fri 9.30am-6pm, Sat 11am-5pm

41-43 Maddox Street, W1S 2PD, London, UK
Open: Mon-Fri 9.30am-6pm, Sat 11am-5pm


The Prints of Sam Francis

to Sat 5 Nov 2022

Artist: Sam Francis

41-43 Maddox Street, W1S 2PD The Prints of Sam Francis

Mon-Fri 9.30am-6pm, Sat 11am-5pm

Shapero Modern presents ‘The Prints of Sam Francis’, a solo show of the American artist’s printed works, on display and available to buy from the gallery on Maddox Street.


Untitled (SFE-308), 1986

Lithograph in colours

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Sam Francis (1923-1994) is one of America’s most celebrated abstract printmakers and this exhibition celebrates the brilliance of his explorations with visual space and colour from the late 1960s all the way through to the mid-1990s. During the late 1940s, while studying for his degree in Art at Berkeley, Sam Francis drew inspiration from the abstract expressionist movement, most notably echoing the fluid, dynamic style of Jackson Pollock’s ‘Drip Paintings’. However, Francis had ideas that stretched far beyond America’s shores and swiftly charted his own trajectory to become one of the first truly global artists.

Between 1950 and 1958, Francis lived and worked in Paris, the South of France, Tokyo, Mexico City, Bern and New York. French modernist painting, Asian culture and Buddhism has a particular impact on his artistic development. Shaper Modern’s exhibition invites the viewer to identify and explore the multitude of cultural and societal influences from around the world that made Sam Francis such a unique figure in the story of Post-War art.

Courtesy of Shapero Modern, London

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