Sam Francis original lithograph
Medium: original lithograph. Published in 1964 by Eberhard Kornfeld for 1 Cent Life, from the unsigned edition of 2000. Sheet size: 16 1/4 x 11 1/2 inches (410 x 290 mm), with poetry text (composed by Walasse Ting) on the back side, as issued.
This original Sam Francis lithograph is from the famous "1 Cent Life" book/portfolio, published in 1964 by E. W. Kornfeld, in a limited edition of 2000. The lithography was executed by Maurice Beaudet, of Paris. 1 Cent Life was a monumental undertaking-- a revolutionary Pop Art and poetry project organized by Walasse Ting and Sam Francis. Among the artists who contributed original prints to this project were Andy Warhol, Robert Indiana, Roy Lichtenstein, Pierre Alechinsky, Asger Jorn, Mel Ramos, Jim Dine, Tom Wesselmann, Robert Rauschenberg, Claes Oldenburg, Karel Appel, Antonio Saura, James Rosenquist, Alan Davie, Sam Francis, and Walasse Ting.