Swatch Watch: Sam Francis
Brand new never worn swatch watch in Original release box.
This is a rare Swatch Watch from the design of Sam Francis. It is a special edition watch from 1992 & each is a limited edition numbered 26975 / 49999 released. It is signed on the back of the strap by the artist. This watch is meant for collection only, if worn the strap may crack.
This watch is in mint condition, never worn & is in its original black, fold-out box & has its original papers. I will install a new battery before shipping.
It was released in 1992 as a special limited edition art series swatch SPRING SUMMER COLLECTION.
COLOR CASE PAINTED
DIAMETER CASE 33MM
BAND 17MM PLASTIC STRAP
WATER RESISTANT 30 METERS / 100 FEET
Samuel Lewis Francis (1923 - November 4, 1994) was an American painter and printmaker.
Francis was born in San Mateo, California, and studied botany, medicine, and psychology at the University of California, Berkeley. He served in the United States Air Force during World War II before suffering a plane crash. He was in the hospital for several years, and it was while there that he began to paint. Once out of hospital he returned to Berkeley, this time to study art.
Francis was initially influenced by the work of abstract expressionists such as Mark Rothko, Arshile Gorky, and Clyfford Still. He spent the 1950s in Paris, having his first exhibition there in 1952. While there he became associated with Tachisme. He later spent time in Japan, and some have seen an influence from Zen Buddhism in his work.
Francis spent some time in Paris executing entirely monochromatic works, but his mature pieces are generally large oil paintings with splashed or splattered areas of bright contrasting color. Areas of white canvas are often left to show through, and in later works, paint is sometimes confined to the edges of the canvas. Nice addition to anyone who appreciates art.