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Sam FRANCIS

United States of America 1923 – 1994

artist

GEMINI G.E.L.

publisher (organisation)

Spleen (yellow) 1971 Description: Preparatory drawing Spleen (Yellow), Work Proof II
Title Notes: 003-001
Place made: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Materials & Technique: prints, drawings, planographic, watercolour colour lithograph, watercolour, gouache Support: paper
Impression: working proof II
Edition: 24 plus 8 artist's proofs; trial proof; right to print; printer's proof II; 3 Gemini impressions; 4 colour trial proofs; 3 working proofs; cancellation proof
Publisher: GEMINI G.E.L.
Place Published: Los Angeles
Date Published: 1971

Edition Notes: Collaboration, processing and proofing by Kenneth Tyler. Printed by James Webb assisted by Ronald Olds. A four colour lithograph, printed as follows: 1. transparent yellow (aluminum), 2. chrome yellow (aluminum), 3. greenish yellow (stone), 4. brownish yellow (stone - printed with crack in stone as the brownish-yellow laminated stone cracked during proofing).
Primary Insc: signed l.r. in pencil "Sam Francis"; not dated.
Secondary Insc: inscribed l.c. in pencil "work proof II"
Tertiary Insc: inscribed with Gemini chopmark l.r; verso: inscribed l.l. in pencil "SF 71-403"; inscribed c. (vertical) in pencil "404 yellow 1st plate / "A" yellow green 2nd plate center Ihalo Blue / A Magenta 3rd stone."; rubberstamped l.r. in grey ink "GEMINI GEL / LOS ANGELES CALIF".
Dimensions: comp 89.1 h x 200.8 w cm sheet 89.1 h x 200.8 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1973
Accession No: NGA 73.983