Sam Francis (1923 – 1994, American) “Dark Plated” (1973) Original limited edition 4-color lithograph in blacks on Rives BFK paper, hand signed in the lower middle and numbered (14/30) in the lower right. Unframed measurements are 25.5 x 34.25 inches. Literature: Sam Francis 187; Connie W. Lembark, “The Prints of Sam Francis: A Catalogue Raisonne 1960 - 1990” - L167. In the early 1970’s, Sam Francis became extremely active in creating lithographs and monotypes. He was so enamored with the print process that he established The Litho Shop, Inc. in Santa Monica, CA to print and publish a limited edition of his prints. “Dark Plated” was published in an edition of 30, plus 30 artist’s proofs. Printed by George Page (assisted by Dan Cytron and Keith Kirts) at The Litho Shop, Inc.