Signed, in pencil, l.r.: Sam Francis Edition, in pencil, l.l.: 14/35 On back, in pencil, c.: 17 l.l. corner: 4623 - Without tilte PWIXT / 1963 l.r. corner: 4 Watermarks, on front, u.r. and l.l. corners: BFK RIVES
Ombre orange and black abstract forms painted on paper cut out and attached to wood, laid on top of another larger cutout of pink abstract form with “shadows” from the cutout above it painted in red; the paper collage is centered on a large sheet of white paper. Signed “D[orothy] & H[erb] Rogue” in bottom left corner, “R. J. Francisco ‘82” in bottom right corner.
This small collage of geometric forms rendered in watercolor is a whimsical play on the difference between depicted (painted) and literal (in being composed of different layers of paper) depth and space.
A vast surface of orange yields in the very bottom of the painting to a swath of yellow, under which there is a line of white and green, and under that a thin black line.
The subject matter of this Color Field painting is primarily the visual experience of the colors, their relationships to one another. With its title, "Sunset Corner," the painting prompts the viewer to reflect on the oranges and yellows of sunset and the vastness of the sky.
This two-color woodcut in black and pale pink depicts a standing female figure against a black background in vertical format. The figure is shown bending over collecting grapes in the folds of her apron. Her skirt is decorated in a bird motif and her hair is windswept. The verso of this print contains an announcement for an exhibition at Weyhe Gallery in New York in March and April of 1951.
Portrait of a woman collecting grapes in her apron.